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Arivruach School

Arivruach School

Arivruach School, a Board School, built in response to the Education Act of 1872, was opened on 26 September 1893. The first teacher was Rose MacCorkindale and on 1 February 1894 she gave up her post. It seemed to be the practice to employ teachers on a short term engagement and Elizabeth Watson took charge of the school on 2 February 1994 until 15 april 1896. She was followed by Emma M Matheson as Interim Teacher and she notes that the school roll was 29 when she was appointed on 16 April 1896.

Arivruach School was open for 59 years and during the first 24 years, according to the Log Books, there were 21 changes of teacher involving 19 different persons. For the final 35 years of its existence, Miss Margaret Maclennan was the sole teacher.

In October 1952, the pupils from Arivruach, 11 in all, were transferred to Balallan School.

Teachers in Arivruach School 1893-1952:

26 Sept 1893 - 1 Feb 1894 Rose MacCorkindale
2 Feb 1894 - 15 Apr 1896 Elizabeth Watson
16 April 1896 - 15 May 1896 Emma M Matheson
1896 - July 1897 Maggie Maciver
Sept 1897 - Nov 1897 John S Macdonald, MA, 52 Balallan
12897 - Dec 1900

Catherine Flora Macdonald, Heasta School, Skye

2 Jan 1901 - 13 Jan 1901 Angus Mackinnon
14 Jan 1901 - Jan 1904 Annabella Mackinnon
Jan 1904 - Aug 1906 Annie M Macleod, Back School
Aug 1906 - Norman Mackinnon
10 June 1908 - 30 June 1908 Roderick Maclennan
1 July 1908 - 8 Oct 1908 Annie Mackinnon
15 Oct 1908 - May 1909 Roderick Maclennan
May 1909 - Nov 1909 John Macleod
Nov 1909 - June 1910 Angus Mackinnon
June 1910 - July 1910 Murdo Macleod
25 July 1910 - 28 July 1910 M Tolmie
31 July 1910 - Jan 1915 Janet Smith
1 Feb 1915 - 29 Oct 1915 Annabella Macleod
1 Nov 1915 - 12 April 1917 Isabella Mackenzie
May 1917 - Oct 1952 Margaret Maclennan
Title: Arivruach School
Record Type: Buildings and Public Amenities
Type: School
Date Built: 1893
Period of Construction: 19th Century
Grid Ref Easting: 123786
Grid Ref Northing: 917456
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 22020