Strathpeffer - Fodderty Primary School

Strathpeffer Community Collage

Extracts from the School Log Books

Prepared by Sarah Bradley, August 2001


I hope the contents will be of some interest to those who enjoy local history. It was difficult to decide what should be left out. The following extracts are really just a taster.
I am grateful to Bob Steward, Highland Council's Archivist, for allowing me access to the log books, and to his staff, particularly Fiona Macleod, for practical help.
Note - Italics were used when the entry is not a direct quotation from the log
Sarah Bradley
Ross and Cromarty Heritage Society
1 Castle Street
Dingwall, August 2001


(Note original contents published in the RCHS website in 2001 included more sections. In order to reduce the number of web pages some of the sections have been combined onto the same page, but all the original text is still available on the website.
RCHS October 2019)




1873 Dec 26 - first entry

On Wednesday Mr Gunn Chairman of the School Board and Mr Scott, Clerk, were present to introduce Mr James H. Bisset, Certificated Teacher, Second Class, from Grandtully Public School. The remainder of the week occupied in ascertaining the progress of the pupils, in understanding the arrangement of Classes, ie. being Christmas week the attendance was not good.

1874 Jan 17

On Thursday the Senior Pupils had special drill in Arithmetic; on the same day there was no Geography taught, the Head-master being engaged in getting the ages of the pupils. A Latin class was also formed, Bryce's First Latin Book being used as the text-book.

1903 Sept 25 - Second Volume

The school was reopened after the Annual holidays on Tuesday the 22nd when the attendance was fair. James M C Duthie, Certificated Teacher late of Dounby Public School took charge of the school at the reopening when he was introduced by the Rev J Nicolson, Member of the School Board. Mr Maclennan, Timaru House, and Mr C Fraser, Clerk to the School Board were also present.


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