Love Kids, Hate Crowds? Teaching on a Remote, Off-the-Grid Scottish Peninsula Might be the Perfect Job for You

by Carolyn Sotka


The students of Highland Primary School are anxious to meet their new teacher. Is it you? Photo by Murdo MacLeod

If you have ever dreamed of that little house, on a desolate shore, isolated from the rest of the world and surrounded by beauty, this might be the opportunity for you.

The community of the Scoraig Peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland is looking for a full time primary school teacher to start immediately (Autumn term 2015). If you are an adventurous teacher (with credentials and teaching certificates), five students await your arrival but with the added promise of ‘more babies on the way’.

With only 70 residents, Scoraig is only accessible by boat or via a winding, three-mile footpath. Its winters are harsh. Mail is delivered just three times per week. In short, this is not a job for the faint of heart – or the weak in the knees.


Scoraig is located on a remote peninsula between Little Loch Broom and Loch Broom, 150 miles north of Glasgow. Photo by Murdo MacLeod

Applications are due by September 21, 2015, and can be filled out online.

More photos of this beautiful peninsula and school can be found on Murdo MacLeod’s The Guardian Web site.

Check out the latest updates on the search for a teacher on Highland Primary School’s Facebook page ‘Help us find Scoraig Primary a teacher’ Facebook page. – CS

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