The Nicolson Institute is delighted to announce that Mr C Morrison (see picture) has been appointed to the post of Principal Teacher of Business Studies and Computing. Mr Morrison, who has been teaching in the school since 2005, and is also a former pupil, replaces Mr J Thomson who was recently promoted to the senior management team.
SENIOR GIRLS FOOTBALL V DINGWALL
Congratulations to the school's senior girls' football team on their victory of 8 – 0 over Dingwall Academy last week in the North of Scotland Cup. Goal scorers were Holly McEwan (S2); Kayleigh Mackenzie (S3) and Shana Macphail (S4), who scored six goals. In the semi-final they will play the winner of the forthcoming Banff Academy vs Mintlaw Academy.
TURAS TIMCHEALL TAOBH SIAR LEÒDHAIS
Chaidh sgoilearan air an dàrna bliadhna a th'ann am foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig air turas timcheall taobh siar Leòdhais airson ionnsachadh mu na cothroman obrach air an eilean agus an àite chudromach a th'aig a' Ghàidhlig ann an àiteachan-obrach agus coimhearsnachdan.
Second year pupils in Gaelic Medium Education went on a trip around the west side of Lewis two weeks ago. They spent two days visiting community groups, businesses and historic sites. The group spent a night at the Geàrrannan Blackhouses. During the trip pupils learnt about employment opportunities on the island and the importance of Gaelic in the workplace and in communities. They visited Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, Clò Mòr Innse Gall, the Norse Mill & Kiln, Na Geàrrannan, Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh, Ionad nan Tursachan, the Carloway Broch and Museum nan Eilean. This trip was organised with support from Comunn nan Gàidhlig.
BEETLE DRIVE SUCCESS
The Interact Club raised £227 at the recent Beetle drive and a cheque has been presented to Alzheimer's Scotland. The money raised will go toward the refurbishment of the sensory garden at Western Isles hospital.
The Nicolson Institute failed to successfully defend the North of Scotland Cup this year after an enthralling match against Fortrose Academy. The first half was a close encounter with both teams having good chances to open the scoring. During the second half the boys grew stronger as the game went on and spurned a number of good opportunities to score. Fortrose put up good opposition but the Nicolson boys felt hard done by after going out on penalties, particularly as they had the clear majority of good chances to score. The Nicolson team should be proud of the effort they put in and were very unfortunate to go out of the cup on penalties.
The team was: Alasdair Murray, Lewis Brett, Kyle Munro, Euan Macdonald, Alfie Macmillan, James Crichton (S5), Euan Shirkie, Niall Houston, Lewis Macalpine, Colin Morrison, Alex John Morrison, Andrew Mackay, Luke Mackay, Angus Macdonald (S6).