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TITLE
Pupils of Inchnadamph Side School
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WMORRISON_095
PLACENAME
Inchnadamph
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
DATE OF IMAGE
1934
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Willie Morrison
ASSET ID
30578
KEYWORDS
schools
teachers
class photographs
Pupils of Inchnadamph Side School

This photo was taken at Inchnadamph Side School around 1934. The teacher (left), Jessie Ann Ross, belonged to Brora. She taught the children Highland dancing as well as the usual subjects. She eventually returned to Brora, where she married and became Mrs Dunn.

The children (front, left to right) were Hamish Stewart, Barbara Corbett, Georgie Corbett, Bunty Stewart and Bobbie Easton. Bobbie eventually became head teacher at Laggan, but sadly died suddenly quite young, in the 1970s. It has been suggested that two of the boys in the back row had the surname Ross.

Before the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, which required local authorities to provide education paid for by local taxation, most schools were administered by the Church. In the Highlands, some parishes were very large, and a second school, known as a 'side school' was provided. Teachers in the side schools were paid less and the curriculum consisted only of reading, writing and arithmetic. Other schools, with better-paid teachers, might offer additional subjects, including history and geography.

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Pupils of Inchnadamph Side School

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1930s

schools; teachers; class photographs

Willie Morrison

Willie Morrison Archive

This photo was taken at Inchnadamph Side School around 1934. The teacher (left), Jessie Ann Ross, belonged to Brora. She taught the children Highland dancing as well as the usual subjects. She eventually returned to Brora, where she married and became Mrs Dunn.<br /> <br /> The children (front, left to right) were Hamish Stewart, Barbara Corbett, Georgie Corbett, Bunty Stewart and Bobbie Easton. Bobbie eventually became head teacher at Laggan, but sadly died suddenly quite young, in the 1970s. It has been suggested that two of the boys in the back row had the surname Ross.<br /> <br /> Before the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, which required local authorities to provide education paid for by local taxation, most schools were administered by the Church. In the Highlands, some parishes were very large, and a second school, known as a 'side school' was provided. Teachers in the side schools were paid less and the curriculum consisted only of reading, writing and arithmetic. Other schools, with better-paid teachers, might offer additional subjects, including history and geography.