School records | Clàran Sgoile

The Education (Scotland) Act 1872 saw the establishment of state-led education.  School Boards were established across the Western Isles and individual schools opened, each keeping their own admission registers and log books. 

School log books

Where log books and admission registers have survived these are retained in the local Council libraries at Stornoway, Tarbert, Lionacleit and Castlebay. Some histroical societies also hold school records.  Search the collections database here to locate school records that may be of interest to you.

Due to admission registers containing personal details regarding individual children they are are closed for 100 years to comply with Data Protection legislation.  If you are interested in information that may be contained within admission registers, please contact the Tasglann who can check the records on your behalf.

School log books for St Kilda and Mingulay

The log books for St Kilda and Mingulay schools have been digitised through a partnership between the Tasglann and the National Records of Scotland.  They are available to browse online via this link https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/libraries-and-archives/tasglann-nan-eilean/collections/

School Boards and Education Committee records

Clicking on a link will open up the catalogue for each collection in our archive collections database.

Barra School Board / Management Committee etc., 1888-1966

North Uist School Board / Management Committee etc., 1893-1947
Harris School Board / Management Committee etc., 1918-1975
Lewis School Management Committee / Education Sub-Committee, 1869-1974
Lochs School Board, 1873-1919
Uig School Board, 1873-1919
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