Hundreds of primary school pupils, young people and people of even more years joined in a major march this morning (Thursday November 28th) to commemorate the first 50 years of the Stornoway Primary School building on Jamieson Drive.

The procession was so long that it almost reached the length of Goathill Road from Jamieson Drive to Matheson Road. 

The procession was led by a group of pipers from The Nicolson Institute, some of whom were former pupils of Stornoway Primary.

The event started at Matheson Hall, once part of the primary school of the original Nicolson Institute – but it wasn’t able to follow the route followed in 1969 at the time when the ‘new’ school was built because the new Nicolson Institute has obliterated so much of Springfield Road.

Among the former primary pupils present was Bernard Chisholm, the Director of Education and Children’s Services at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.