'Beautiful location' highlighted in ad for new teacher
- 27 January 2011
- From the section Highlands & Islands
A school's "beautiful location" on an island off Skye has been flagged up in a council's advert for a new head teacher for the primary.
The post at the school on Raasay comes with a salary of £45,024 and a remote allowance of £2,124 per annum.
In the advert, Highland Council said: "It is situated about a quarter of a mile north of the village of Inverarish in a beautiful location."
The local authority said the school overlooked the Sound of Raasay.
Skye's Cuillin hills are also visible from the building, the council added.
Raasay Primary School has a roll of 17 pupils, two class teachers and a one nursery pupil.
The isle is about a 20 minutes ferry crossing from Skye.
A new £12m ferry terminal for the island was officially opened in a ceremony in August last year.
Built in Churchton Bay, it replaced a slipway 1.5miles (2.5km) away at Suisnish built at the start of the 20th Century and upgraded in the 1970s.
The new terminal serves a Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry that sails between Sconser on Skye and Raasay.
Originally built to aid the transportation of iron ore from Raasay, the former slipway was in a poor state of repair.