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A School in South UistHis first trip to Scotland and certainly his first TO ONE OF THE ISLES NOW JUST LIKE THIS one of the isles Now just like this I too was new to Scotland last year I visited my first Isle this year Though there s been about 120 years between us the emotions that the isles of Scotland evoked in him are much the same as they did in mefrom I ve been hooked to this book set in one of the Hebridean islands An English schoolteacher in the late 1800s for want of earning applies to teach in a school in South Uist As luck would have it he gets picked as head teacher It is his first trip to Scotland and certainly his first to one of the isles Now just like this man I too was new to Scotland last year I visited my first Isle this year Though there s been about 120 years between us the emotions that the isles of Scotland evoked in him are much the same as they did in mefro. Iar scenes and events he witnessed and recorded His lack of city comforts was that compensated for by the wonders of the natural world and

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uncommon indness generosity of the islanders Dr Rea treasured his memories of South Uist for the rest of his life and his love and respect for the islands is wonderfully conveyed in this vivid testame. Ecognize at least how challenging everyday life must have been for these ids Tales of a school inspector for the isle of South Uist in the Hebrides Scotland An interesting read if you are going to South Uist but for me he didn t really talk enough about life on the island and particularly about his work in the school I suppose he wasn t writing for an audience but just reminiscing about what interested him Towards the end that seemed to be exclusively fishing Worth reading if you are going there but not a Gripping Tale Some Interesting tale Some interesting into the attitudes of the
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As I saying earlier I ve been hooked to this book set in one earlier I ve been hooked to this book set in one the Hebridean islands An English schoolteacher in the late 1800s for want of earning applies to teach in a school in South Uist As luck would have it he gets picked as head teacher It is. Or over the storm swept machair His Gaelic speaking pupils were often frozen and starving and fever epidemics were freuent Rea's memoirs show how he strove to meet these difficulties His pupils remember him as a sincere conscientious man and an excellent teacher This book also reveals his een powers of observation and his interest in the unfamil. .

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A really interesting account of the experiences of a teacher from the north of England who moved to Uist to teach in the late 1800s It s not great literature but it is a really interesting snapshot in Time Of Life Uist There S A of life Uist There s a of school activity sport fishing and golf and even a bit of football and lots of really enjoyable narratives about the locals and local folklore I enjoyed Mr Rea s extended memoir about his experiences as a new teacher In Garrynamonie School Situated Garrynamonie School situated South Uist a small island in the Hebrides west of experiences as a new teacher in Garrynamonie School situated on South Uist a small island in the Hebrides west of Having visited this part of the world than 100 years later I could visualize the distances he walked from place to place to teach visit and fish and imagine how the weather could play a large factor in everyday life I would like to have read about some of his individual students but do These are the memories of Frederick Rea an English teacher who became headmaster of Garrynamonie School in South Uist in the 1890s At that time the Hebrides were as remote and forbidding to mainlanders as the Antarctic is to us today and South Uist was one of the poorer districts Roads were often no than rough tracks across the mountain moorland.