An A+ for Anna Macleod from Altandubh who received outstanding results in her highers by achieving six (yes SIX!) A passes in Biology, Chemistry, French, Spanish, Maths and English. Anna’s Head Teacher, Peter Harrison of Ullapool High School believes this is the highest pass rate achieved in the Highlands this year . It’s a remarkable result and a reflection of Anna’ s natural ability, the dedication and hard work she puts in to her studies, excellent teaching and support from family and those around her.
We are lucky in Coigach: we have a lovely group of confident, competent young people who mix happily with the community and contribute in a huge way to our life here. It is often commented on by visitors! Just the other day we held a traditional music session in the hall, with young musicians to the fore, jamming with a cross section of professional and enthusiastic older players. And on a musical note, farewell and good luck to our CCDC Junior Rep and young musician Joseph Peach, who, with a pile of highers under his belt, is off to Plockton’s Traditional Music School with like-minded youngsters. Well done to all our teenagers: Anna, Joseph, Abi, Alice and Nina for doing well in their highers and for just being great all round. A bright future beckons you all!
Proof perhaps that Achiltibuie is a great place for children, it’s all the more important that we give every encouragement to families to live here. Sadly though, there is no Primary One this year, two in pre school and three babies with the result that the school roll will continue to decrease for the forseeable future. If we get our community wind turbine up and running, building family houses with the income will be a priority. And perhaps, we can follow other communities who offer scholarships and assistance to young people who inevitably head off for the exiting (but costly) experience of further education further afield. Catch up on progress on the website Coigach Wind Power Ltd.