The message about the opening of e-Sgoil goes out from the event in Francis Street, Stornoway yesterday (Tuesday December 20th)

Council convener Councillor Norman A Macdonald welcomes guests from across the education world in the Islands and Scotland as a whole.

A musical welcome for the guests on the stairs of the building - formerly a part of The Nicolson Institute and then from 1995, the premises of Museum nan Eilean, now accommodated in the restored Lews Castle.  The band's performance was rescheduled to the start of the event because of concerns about deteriorating weather conditions.

 

 The crowd of guests listened to the band's performance from the landing of the building which has been newly converted back to an educational use, serving pupils not just in the Islands but across Scotland.

 Councillor Catriona Stewart, who chairs the Education & Children's Services Committee, recalls her own school days in the same building and moves on to welcome the project and declare it officially open (below)

 

 A number of other speakers also praised the e-Sgoil project and looked forward to its success as a pioneering venture for all of Scotland.