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Follow the work and explorations of our Eagle Schools in the far North; Durness, Kinlochbervie, Lairg, Rosehall and Scourie.
A collection of pictures, videos and galleries of work from our fantastic Northern Primary Schools.
Durness lies on the North West Coast of Scotland and enjoys an intoxicating mix of stunning coastline and wild mountains. Fantastic Eagle Country falls away into beaches which wouldn't look out of place in a tropical setting, making it a popular destination for holiday-makers, walkers, naturalists and artists with the Balnakiel Artistic Community finding their home just outside of the main village. A stunning spot with a fantastic community and a lovely group of children attending the small Primary School.
Durness Primary is twinned with St Peter's Primary School in Galashiels, the school who adopted Beaky in 2018.
The picturesque fishing village of Kinlochbervie lies on the North West Coast and is one of the major fishing ports in Scotland. Both the Primary and Secondary Schools lie on the banks of Loch Innis Na Ba Buidhe, offering lovely views from the classrooms and the potential to see both Golden and White tailed Eagles from the playground! Twinned with Moffat Primary in Dumfries & Galloway, we look forward to hearing from both schools as they explore their local wildlife and hopefully, their own Eagle sightings!
Mr Graeme Smart, Head Teacher of the North West Sutherland Schools said: We're very happy to be involved as an Eagle School as part of the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project".
Lying on the south-east shore of Loch Shin, Lairg is a central point for people travelling through Sutherland and used to be known as the ‘Crossroads of the North’, with roads from all four points of the compass converging on this picturesque village.
Lairg is one of the larger primary schools in Sutherland with 53 pupils and 3 mainstream classrooms.
Head Teacher Ruth Adams said: "We are delighted to be involved with the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project and in particular, Eagle Schools. Lairg and Rosehall are looking forward to working with other schools in the South of Scotland"
The crofting village of Scourie, once a Clan Mackay stronghold, lies at the centre of the parish of Eddrachilles in North West Sutherland, and provides an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
An area famous for its remote rugged beauty, unspoilt by modern development, but with good road connections to Inverness and the East Coast, Scourie offers a wide range of services for visitors to the area.
The village also claims to be the only one in the world where, depending on the season of the year, you can see Palm Trees, Red and Black Throated Divers, Highland Cattle and Golden and White-tailed Eagles from the foreshore of the bay!
Rosehall Primary School lies in a stunning wooded location and students there are lucky enough to enjoy a thriving population of Red Squirrels on a day to day basis in the school grounds providing its pupils with a stimulating learning environment which is supported by an ethos of encouraging achievement and celebrating success.
Rosehall Primary is a small school much like it's twins in the South, Yarrow & Kirkhope Primaries, with one mainstream classroom which supports children with additional needs as part of its inclusive policy.
A lovely wee school in a stunning part of the country!