Pupils and staff urged to share memories as doors close on Roy Bridge Primary School
A LOCHABER village marked the end of an era as its primary school closed its doors.
Friends and families came together last Friday for a ‘final hoorah’ at Roy Bridge Primary School.
Parents and the Highland Council agreed to mothball the school, as reported in the Lochaber Times, following a meeting between members of Roy Bridge Parent Council and Norma Young, care and learning manager for Highland Council, on March 13.
The three pupils who attended the school have now transferred to Spean Bridge Primary School.
Deirdre MacDonald, a teacher at Banavie Primary School, has started a Facebook group Roy Bridge Primary School Past Pupils to bring together previous staff and people who attended the school to bid it a ‘proper farewell’.
Deirdre attended the school between 1985 and 1992 and her mum, who lives in the village, was a teacher at the school.
She told the Lochaber Times: ‘We want to reach out to as many people as possible because it was a brilliant school and it has so many achievements.
‘Although it is mothballed now, we wouldn’t want to see it close in the near future without marking the occasion, when it has so much history. We want people to share their memories.’
To get in touch, visit the Facebook page.
Left: Roy Bridge youngsters bid farewell to the school.