Margaret Keenleyside’s First Teaching Post in the Highlands

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.

Class photo for Arrochar Primary School, Tarbert 1975 with Margaret Keenleyside as Class teacher

Arrochar Primary School 1975    Photo reproduced with permission © John Keenleyside

Memory contributed by Margaret Keenleyside, Forres

Additional Information

Click here to link to John Keenleyside’s memory as a Forrester

John and Margaret Keenleyside's wedding in 1953Here are some pictures of John and Margaret’s Wedding in 1953 and at their Golden Wedding in 2011.

John and Margaret's Golden Wedding in 2011