Smallest school set for clo­sure

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THE smallest school in Bri­tain is to close when its only pupil moves to a sec­ondary school in Main­land Orkney.

North Ron­ald­say Pri­mary School’s sin­gle class­room will be kept on “stand-by” from Au­gust af­ter Teighan Scott, 12, takes the daily flight to her new school.

The pupil has at­tended the tiny school build­ing for sev­eral years but will now take a 20-minute flight to at­tend Kirk­wall Gram­mar School.

Coun­cil­lor Kevin Wood­bridge said the pop­u­la­tion on North Ron­ald­say had halved since 1977.

He said poor trans­port links and broad­band ser­vices af­fect the pop­u­la­tion’s abil­ity to work.

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