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.



Friday 9th December 2018 saw the children of Tolsta Primary School coming together for their Remembrance Day Assembly. They were joined by family members, friends and neighbours who came to the school to hear what the children had been learning about the Iolaire tragedy. Rev Roddy John Campbell spoke to the children about when Joshua crossed the River Jordan and commanded the tribes of Israel to pick up memorial stones and Cathie Mary Smith from North Tolsta Historical Society shared with all present the plans the Society had to work with the children in making some memorial stones to remember those from North and New Tolsta who perished in the tragedy. It was a very poignant day and one which we are sure the children will remember for some time to come.


Tolsta Primary School Choir headed off to the Mod this morning to sing in the Unison Singing competition for Schools with under 70 pupils.  They are singing “Oh Hi Ri Ri, Tha e Tighinn” and Miss Mackinnon is conducting them. All the best guys!


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.

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