Ardnamurchan High School News



19 June 2018Ardnamurchan Mod

AHS pupils celebrated a number of Mod Successes this year. As there were so many, we've listed 1st places only! A big well done to those who came 2nd or 3rd! Well done to everyone who took part!

Lochaber Gaelic Development Group Cup Highest mark in Fluent Poetry 13-18yrs - Maighsi Rough

Caithness Glass Trophy Highest mark in Learners Poetry 13-18yrs - Rachel Bolton

Charlie MacColl Memorial Shield Highest mark in conversation fluent & learners under 18 - Sean MacLellan

Graham Croal Trophy Highest mark attained in any oral competition - Sean MacLellan

Sunart Oakwoods Trophy Highest mark in all fiddle competitions - Frances MacDonald

Gillespie MacMillan Mod Cup Highest mark in Accordian - Seamus Buchanan

Ardnamurchan Mod Shield Highest mark in all piano and keyboard competitions - Rachel Bolton

Ardnamurchan Mod Guitar Cup Highest mark in all guitar competitions - Nathan Pleming

Under 18yrs Conversation Learners - 1st Chris McCowan

16-18rs Solo Singing Prescribed - 1st Rachel Bolton

16-18yrs Solo Singing Own Choice - 1st Rachel Bolton

Under 18yrs Duet - 1st Rachel Bolton (with Flori Lawrence)

13-18yrs Folk Group - 1st Ardnamurchan HS A

Clarsach Beginners - 1st Maighsi Rough

Piano 13-18 Learners - 1st Indigo Grier




18 June 2018Graduation Dinner 2018

We said goodbye and good luck to our S6 pupils on Tuesday celebrating their time at AHS with a meal at Loch Leven Hotel.

18 June 2018Highland Youth Voice

Highland Youth Voice
Two of our S6 pupils attended the Highland Youth Voice conference last Thursday/Friday 14th and 15th June. Samuel O'Brien and Kirtstyn Rowantree are our elected members for this year and are our voice in the winder community of young people.

15 June 2018North Athletics' School Championships

Well done to our pupils who took part in this competition yesterday in Inverness.

Congratulations to Arlo Van De Peer who came first in his 800 metres competition taking Gold and to Herbie Patterson who was awarded a Bronze for his performance in the discus. Big well done to Seamus Buchanan whose discus distance was not too far behind Herbie and to Chloe Curtis who gained a personal best in the long jump.

These are especially notable achievements as this is the first time the pupils have competed in this championship.

We look forward to future competitions!

07 June 2018Cycle Fundraiser

AJ MacLeod was invited to Glasgow Children's Hospital yesterday to present his £4,381.44 fundraising cheque to the hospital charity. AJ raised the money by a sponsored 36 mile cycle in support of his friend Toby Fisher who had been successfully treated at the hospital last year. 
Great initiative and a big well done to AJ.



07 June 2018School's Camanachd Win

Big well done to our school development team who won the Shield yesterday in Fort William.  Second time for the shield to be in Ardnamurchan!!

07 June 2018Rotary Young Chef of the Year - Rotary Dinner

Angus and Justine Dunn and Trish Kennedy were invited to a Rotary Dinner and Meeting on Wednesday 6th June where Angus was presented with a replica trophy for his success in reaching the Northern Regional Final of Rotary Young Chef of the year which took place in Alnwick in March. We enjoyed a lovely evening in good company. The Rotary support from Donald Young is much appreciated.

01 June 2018Spinal Injuries Tournament - 22nd June 2018

7 a side Football Tournament

In aid of


A friendly fundraising event to be held at Ardnamurchan High School

On Friday June 22nd

Start 6:00 p.m.
Entry fee £35 per team
U13 to U93

Further Details:

Information for the 7 a side tournament in aid of the Spinal Injuries Association to be held at AHS on June 22nd 2018

  • £35 entry fee per team
  • Closing date for entries 16th June
  • Squad of no more than 10.
  • No more than two U 14 players per squad.
  • Roll on /off of substitutes allowed.
  • Male/female teams.
  • SFA 7 a side rules
  • Each team must designate one person willing to act as referee.
  • Referee’s decision is final.
  • Abusive /aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated. 1 incident out of game, 2 incidents out of tournament.
  • Trophy for winning team.
  • People wishing to play but without a team, please come along, we will try to find you a game.
  • Bibs available for teams without formal strip.

31 May 2018Job Opportunity - Trainee Ambulance Technician

Please see link below for local job opportunity - Trainee Ambulance Technician in Strontian.


31 May 2018Gaelic Drama Opportunity

Gaelic Speaking Drama opportunity for pupils



Tha an Sgoil fosgailte do dheugairean le Gàidhlig eadar 13 agus 18.



Am bliadhna bidh an Sgoil a' gabhail àite eadar 2-14 Iuchar 2018 ann am Port Rìgh agus tha taghadh aig compairtichean cuir a-steach son àite a mhaireas 6 latha eadar 2 agus 8 den Iuchair no an sgoil air fad eadar 2 agus 14 den Iuchair.



Cosgaidh e £100 son 6 laithean no £150 son an sgoil air fad (12 latha).

Ma tha ceistean sam bith aig na sgoilearan leig fios dhomh


Angus Macleod

Oifigear Dràma | Drama Officer


Fèisean nan Gàidheal

2 Barraid Àird Rois

Inbhir Nis



Fòn 01463 225 559 | Fòn-làimhe 07861 258627


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/feisean

Twitter @fngaidheal

29 May 2018S2 and S3 Geography Field trips May 2018

S3 pupils were out on their field trip investigating 'rivers' on Wednesday 23rd May.

S2 Geography trip to Glencoe Visitor Centre
Thursday 24th May saw the S2 class working with the Rangers at the Glenoce Visitor Centre on their field trip.


29 May 2018Pupil Success at Carriage Driving

Congratulations to Katie Cameron and her pony
who came 2nd in the evolution pony class at Hopeton Driving Trials at the weekend.

29 May 2018Corran Ferry Trip Friday 25th May

Corran Ferry Trip Friday 25th May
S2 Science class visited the Corran Ferry and were given an interesting tour of the boat including the engine room, propeller room and the Bridge.  Thanks to the crew for being so helpful and sharing their vast knowledge and the work behind the running of the ferry which most of us don't think about when we cross.

21 May 2018Apprentice Opportunity

Calmac (Caledonian MacBrayne) are looking for local school leavers to apply for their new MA in Ports and Harbours. .

Please see the below description and website link for more information.

Hours can be unsocial and candidates need to be able to travel to and from  Armadale without being dependent on public transport. The closing date for the Port and Harbours Modern Apprenticeship is the 30th May so candidates need to be quick off the mark. We can’t accept anyone with SCQF level 6 qualifications or above but are keen to get school leavers ideally 17+ due to the health and safety side of things. The start date for the job will be July/August. Please see the below link for more information on how to apply.



14 May 2018UHI Open day for Nursing

The Department of Nursing at UHI in Inverness are holding an open day on Sat 19 May 2018 for anyone interested in studying with them. Please see link below.



10 May 2018Tag Rugby 9th May

The S1/2 Tag Rugby team came  very creditable runners up in the Lochaber Rugby Club annual Tag Rugby tournament. They played very well in extremely bad weather conditions and I was impressed with their resilience and their teamwork. They had the opportunity to see ( and lift) the Calcutta Cup which was at the club with a representative of the SRU. Well done to all involved and thank you to Mrs Kennedy for standing for two hours on a very wet, cold and windy touchline!​

10 May 2018Summer Windband Concert 11th June

The 11th of June sees the Summer Concert of the Lochaber High Schools Wind Bands’s take place in the Main Hall of Lochaber High school at 7:30pm.

The concert will feature the Junior Band, Big Band and Senior Wind Band in a concert featuring in excess of 80 musicians from many of the local schools as well as the High School itself. The bands will play a wide selection of music from classic band pieces as well as modern arrangements of Rock, Pop and Soul Music so please come along and support our excellent young musicians.

Tickets are free and are available from Lochaber High School Office.

01 May 2018Shinty 30th April

A huge well done to our S1/S2 shinty team performed remarkably well in the MacBean Cup, reaching the semi-finals.


AHS 1 – 1 Grantown Grammar
AHS 0-3 Lochaber High
AHS 2-1 Dingwall Academy
AHS 1-0 Kingussie High (wow!!)
AHS 0-0 Inverness Royal Academy

We finished second place behind Lochaber in the league standings and were beaten by Kingussie in the semi-final.
Great effort!

30 April 2018LitterPick Up

S1 were fortunate to enjoy glorious sunshine this morning during the scheduled Litter Pick up around the school and river bank area.

The 'team' were in high spirits and contributed several bags of rubbish to the community effort of cleaning up the village area.


30 April 2018Pupil Fundraiser

Congratulations to AJ MacLeod who raised the amazing amount of £4013.93 to donate to the Schiehallion Ward of the Glasgow’s Sick Children's hospital . This was in support of one his friends who was a patient there. AJ did a sponsored 36 mile cycle to raise the funds. Well done to him and his supporters on the day!

26 April 2018Youth Philanthropy Initiative Final

Youth Philanthropy Initiative Final
Today saw the final of this initiative take place with 5 groups of S3 pupils presenting their bid to win £3000 for their nominated charity. The competition was fierce with the judging panel taking almost an hour to come up with a winning team.
Charities represented were Lochaber Foodbank, Ewen's Room, Women's Aid, Fèis nan Garbh Chrìochan and Care Lochaber and we welcomed all representatives.
The winning team represented Fèis nan Garbh Chrìochan and were awarded £3000 to allow the charity to fulfill the outcomes outlined in the presentation.
Well done to all our pupils whose effort and professionalism was admired and praised by all who attended

23 April 20182nd Place for Ardnamurchan High School in UNHS Competition

UNHS Scotland

UN House Scotland is excited to announce the winners of our 2018 Human Trafficking Scottish Schools Competition. The objective of the competition was to engage with Scotland’s youngest generations to help us make Scotland slavery free by submitting a project on one of the following topics:

How is human trafficking and modern slavery affecting the world and/ or your community?

How would you help raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking in Scotland?​

UNHS was thrilled to see such high levels of interest from Scottish students in issues surrounding human trafficking

2nd Place Ardnamurchan High School


20 April 2018Assembly 20th April 2018

Our Assembly today celebrated recent successes with certificates being awarded to some of our young musicians, pupils whose  winning art or literary work was included in the Amazing Animals Book and everyone who took part in the World Book Day bronze prize winning event.


20 April 2018Scholar On-line Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions are:


Advanced Higher Physics

Monday, 23 Apr @ 6:00 pm

Higher Chemistry

Tuesday, 24 Apr @ 6:00 pm

Advanced Higher Biology

Wednesday, 25 Apr @ 6:00 pm

National 5 Maths

Thursday, 26 Apr @ 6:00 pm


For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.


Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme








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16 April 2018Scholar On-line Sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions are:


Higher English

Tuesday,        17 April @ 6:00 pm

Higher Biology

Wednesday,  18 April @ 6:00 pm

Higher Maths

Thursday,      19 April @ 6:00 pm


Join a session by following this link: http://heriot-watt.adobeconnect.com/scholarhomework and enter as a guest.


For more information on how to take part in our Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR's Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.


Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme



28 March 2018Sports' Relief Fundraiser

A fun lunchtime today with two very competitive Volleyball Matches between the Higher PE pupils and a mixed staff team.  Needless to say the staff ...NO..the pupils had 2 decisive wins and a total of £90 was raised for Sports' relief.  

28 March 2018P7 Transition Day - 27th March 2018

AHS welcomed the P7 pupils from our local primaries yesterday for the first of their transition days. The group worked on a DYW theme with partners Alan Gray, Eden Court Drama Worker and Marie-Ann Weir, SDS Officer. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day which was finished off with a presentation evening for parents.

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