Margaret left school with Highers in English, French, Commercial, Lower History and mathematics. Her main options were Nursing and Teaching and she chose the latter. After her initial training in Edinburgh she started her first job in 1954 at Garth Primary School near Inverness. It was a mixed class of 25 five to seven year olds in a one room annexe. They had long breaktimes and lunchtimes. The children had potato holidays, as they were called to pick the local crop each Autumn.
Memory contributed by Margaret Keenleyside, Forres
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