Saturday, 16 January 2010

Haroldswick School

Haroldswick Primary School was situated about a kilometre south-west of the RAF Saxa Vord Domestic Site. In the years 1957 to 1997 numerous RAF children will have attended the school. There were 2 other primary schools on Unst in this period at Uyeasound and at Baltasound – I hope to cover these schools in the future. The Haroldswick School was closed in 1997 due to falling roles and the Shetland Islands Councils desire to consolidate education in fewer establishments (save money).
A few years ago The Unst Heritage Centre moved into the old school and is open to tourists in the summer months. (Left click on photos to enlarge).
The final picture is of Haroldswick children outside the Methodist Kirk in a Sunday School Photo