Category Archives: – Celebrating Success


Over the last few weeks the children have been working with Cathie Mary Smith and others from North Tolsta Historical Society on a small interdisciplinary project to mark the impact of the Iolaire tragedy on the villages of North and New Tolsta. We were very pleased last Friday to have been able to attend the opening of the North Tolsta Historical Society premises in the old Schoolhouse in Tolsta where all the children in the school were presented with the very distinctive commemorative Iolaire pins. Presentations were carried out by Mr Murdo Morrison of The Anchorage and Mr Iain Angie Murray, formerly of 37 North Tolsta. We hope the children will treasure these pins and wear them at appropriate times.


And They’re Off!

Primary 6 and 7 pupils from Tolsta School and Primary 7 Pupils from Sgoil a’ Bhac all headed off this morning on their residential school trip to Alltnacriche Outdoor Centre near Aviemore. We hope they have a fab time and all come home safe and sound and in one piece on Wednesday evening.


Congratulations to the girls of Back and Tolsta who last night won their Netball competition in the Lewis Sports Centre in style! This session there were not enough girls in Sgoil a’ Bhac to make two teams for Netball and so an invitation was extended to the P6-7 girls in Tolsta School to join them. Six girls from Tolsta joined the Sgoil a’ Bhac girls weekly for Netball coaching and practice and new friendships were formed over the course of the session. When it came time to enter the annual Netball Competition in the Sport and Health Team’s calendar two mixed teams comprising the girls from Back and Tolsta were entered. To our amazement and utter delight the teams took 1st and 2nd place in the competition. A massive well done to BTTB and the BT Bone Crushers. We also wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the three coaches of the teams Angela Mackay, Margaret Macritchie and Norma Maciver who give up their time every Wednesday afternoon to coach the girls and put them through their paces. Well done ladies. Your efforts have helped to ensure that the pupils from Tolsta Primary School experience success along with their Sgoil a’ Bhac friends.