BRITAIN’S MOST REMOTE SCHOOL
One of the most remote Scottish peninsulas is Scoraig. Reached only boat or winding coastal path it is a far cry from your standard classroom as the whole peninsula is home to only five children – and they attend what has been billed by many as Britain’s most remote primary school. Inhabitants of the island rear their own sheep, chickens and pigs and many grow their own fruit and bagatelles for not only food but sustainability of the location.
Solar panels, Wind turbines and advertise for all – this school and community champion the harsh outdoors as the perfect place to cultivate an exciting childhood. The peninsula’s wild environment might be a drawback for many but in a recent advert for a new teaching post here Scoraig Teaching Group administrator Zoe Fothergill said: ‘Whoever takes on the challenge will be buying into a significant change of lifestyle.”
Grit and determination is the basis of this school, however idyllic, so it maybe worth questioning how exclusive you want your school to be, ye the draw of a 5 strong classroom might be great but at present, the school’s pupils are taught by supply teacher who travel to the island every day. The Scoraig community was first established in the 1960s and consists of just 40 houses, would this really be the escape you envisaged?