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Morsgail Side School

Morsgail Side School

A small side-school was held in Morsgail when numbers merited, under the supervision of Lochcroistean School. The schoolrooms were above the stable.

According to tradition there was school in operation for the family of Kenneth Maciver (Coinneach Mor) and again for that of John Gunn, gamekeeper, who lived at Morsgail with four children before returning to his native Wick. The teacher at the time was Katie Ann MacPhail from Carloway who met Murchadh Dubh a'Chomhnard here and they later married.

Subsequently Lily Ferguson and her sisters merited a school; see Lily Ferguson's Education.

Known teachers were:

Katie Ann Macphail (Carloway)

Kirsty Mackay (21 Valtos)

Dolina Macinnes (Marvig)

Catherine Macinnes (1928-1933)


Title: Morsgail Side School
Record Type: Buildings and Public Amenities
Type: School
Period of Construction: early 20th Century
Grid Ref Easting: 113548
Grid Ref Northing: 922388
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 51537