Ardnamurchan High School News



24 June 2021NHS Scotland Notice for Snr Pupils



Further to your invitation to attend for COVID-19 vaccine please note this appointment has been cancelled. 


Unfortunately, as you will not be 18 years old by the 31st July 2021 you are not yet eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.    


If your appointment is after you receive this letter, please do not attend the venue as our vaccination team will be unable to administer the vaccine for you at this time.  I do apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have already made arrangements to attend your appointment I am sorry that we were unable to contact you in advance and do apologise for any inconvenience.   


Please be reassured that you will be offered the vaccination in accordance with national policy guidance when you become eligible. 


If you would like further information please visit www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk.



Tim Allison

Director Of Public Health

23 June 2021Summer of Hope

ScotGov Get Into Summer campaign,

“Get Into Summer” relates to Highland Council's Summer of Hope activities. This gives parents lots of ideas about what they can do to build happy memories over the summer.


This is a promo film from ScotGov

View the Parent Club ‘Get Into Summer’ Film


22 June 2021Young Photographers

Here are our Young Photographers with their prizes from the Rotary Competition Success. They were really pleased to receive them!

Congratulations again to Beth and Megan.

22 June 2021Personal Achievement - Powerboat Handling Course

Personal Achievement - Powerboat Handling Course

Congratulations to Helen Jones and Archie Kennedy who successfully completed the RYA level 2 powerboat handling course on a weekend recently. The course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to be competent driving small powerboats. It concentrates on low speed close quarter boat handling, man over board recovery, an introduction to planing speeds and collision regulations.

Well done to them!

22 June 2021Community Fundraiser

Community Fundraiser

A big well done to some of our young people and staff for their recent fundraising effort for a community project.

A number of them cycled from Salen to Kilchoan (and back again).

A local has commented on their effort, determination and positive attitudes and shared appreciation from the Community.

The pupils involved were Ruaraidh Livett, Ruaraidh MacAulay, Alisdair MacKay, Alistair MacGillivray, Ollie Peill, Liam Livett and Iain MacKay.

A big well done to them and we wish them every success with their project.



17 June 2021Youth Philanthropy final 2021

Youth Philanthropy final 2021

This took place last Thursday on line.

The following charities were represented with the top presentation winning £3000 for their charity:

• West Lochaber Hospital Transport Project

• Lochaber Women’s Aid

• Headway Highland

• Lochaber Foodbank

• Acharacle Community Company

All groups performed well under the circumstances and did their charities proud but after the judge’s debate and a close decision, the £3000 was awarded to Headway Highland, a charity that supports people with brain injuries and their families.

Lee Gordon, the Charity Manager said "Everyone at Headway Highland is so grateful to Holly, Maria, Aaran and Jamie for the passion, commitment and hard work they put into their presentation and going on to win the top prize, a fantastic achievement."


17 June 2021Chemistry/Geography Trip

Chemistry/Geography Trip

A joint curriculum trip to the Vitrified Fort in Glen Nevis took place on 10th June. Here are some of our pupils enjoying a bird's eye view of the partial eclipse.


17 June 2021Sgoil-Shamhraidh DrĂ ma (Air Loidhne) / Gaelic Drama Summer School (Online)

Sgoil-Shamhraidh Dràma (Air Loidhne) / Gaelic Drama Summer School (Online)

5 - 9 Iuchar/ July 2021

More information with a poster and link to an online application form can be found at www.feisean.org/ssd/ and an English version of the info here: https://www.feisean.org/en/gaelic-drama-summer-school/

20 May 2021Lochaber Rotary Club's Young Photographer Competition

Lochaber Rotary Club's Young Photographer Competition

Congratulations to Beth Jackson and Megan Park who took winner's prizes in this competition.

Beth won the 14-17 Senior Section with her photograph of a Winter Scene while Megan Park won the 11-14 Section with her photograph of lambs.

Beth and Megan went forward in their categories to the West of Scotland judging where Beth was placed first in her category and Megan was second in hers.

Beth now goes forward to the National finals!

Other pupils who participated were Billy Richardson and Nicholas Tait. Big well done to them all.

07 May 2021Scotrail Apprenticeship Opportunities

Scotrail Apprenticeship Opportunities

ScotRail are now accepting applications for their Engineering and Customer Service Modern Apprenticeships as well as for their internship programmes: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/early-careers...

21 April 2021Hospitality Event

West Highland College are running a virtual hospitality careers insight webinar on the 28th April, 2-3.15pm The session is open to all students S1-S6 and is a good opportunity for current students and students who are about to leave to learn about jobs, apprenticeships etc.

More information about our event can be found via our webpage: https://www.dywwesthighland.org/highland-hospitality.../

Free Tickets can also be purchased through Eventbrite: https://www.dywwesthighland.org/highland-hospitality.../

21 April 2021Lego Tournament

12 April 2021Death of His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh

Death of His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh

The Highland Council's e-book of condelence is available at https://www.highland.gov.uk/mourning

It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Convenor of The Highland Council, Councillor Bill Lobban expressed his deepest sympathies to Her Royal Highness Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family, he said:

“On behalf of The Highland Council and People of the Highlands we join the nation in mourning for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all members of The Royal Family and honour his long service and duty to our country and Queen.”

At Highland Council buildings where flags are flown - all flags will be lowered to half-mast until 18:00 hrs on the day of the funeral of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

The Convener has written to Her Majesty The Queen to offer sincere condolences.

An e-book of condolence is available on The Royal website at www.royal.uk (external link) and The Highland Council has also made an e-book of condolence available at www.highland.gov.uk/mourning.

An mp3 file is available for download https://soundcloud.com/user-161581153/highland-council-convener-comment-of-death-of-hrh-the-duke-of-edinburgh for use by broadcast journalists and features comment from Highland Council convener, Cllr Bill Lobban.

31 March 2021BBC Apprenticeships


From 1st April there will be the opportunity to apply for apprenticeships with the BBC in Journalism, Production Management, Design and Engineering, HR and Finance. Applications can be made via https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/?fbclid=IwAR1ebsVQpHLfrp2dkBLHg1_uWctvgcTN_s6AkfReMI5zhhsrQ15vuBK3BEg

31 March 2021Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Scottish Water are now accepting applications for their apprenticeship programme. The link to apply and see all the opportunities is https://scottishwater.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Careers?fbclid=IwAR0_liJtGJ6laqLQfoTrSpv5JeoB-cXsgQSm0oRrDixOir-kb9hVfNe1r5g


Applications have to be in before 18th April. There are currently Electrical and Mechanical apprenticeship opportunities in the Fort William area.

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