30 years ago
She will teach the three children of Mr Jock Cairney, gamekeeper at Loch Choire, on Lady Sutherland's estate.
The problem of the Cairney children first began to trouble Sutherland education authority when the eldest child came to be school age four years ago. The education committee first decided to exempt the child from school attendance until her brother reached school age, and then to provide transport.
Then the committee decided the children lived so far off the beaten track it was not feasible to provide transport, and indeed that the authority was not bound to provide a registered teacher.
The family have been receiving what amounts to private tutoring for four years now - the youngest reaches school age next session.
When the oldest child reaches secondary age, the problem will be one for Highland region.