Fort William man Keiran Joseph MacInnes has been appointed new head teacher of Lochaber Gaelic Primary School in Caol.
Mr MacInnes returns to his home town from Rockfield Primary school in Oban where he was acting principal teacher for Gaelic.
Before that he taught in Glendale Gaelic primary school in Glasgow.
A fluent Gaelic speaker, Mr. MacInnes was awarded the Traditional Gold Medal for Gaelic singing at the National Mòd in Dunoon in 2018.
He is a lead designer and contributor for the Scottish Gaelic course on Duolingo.
Councillor John Finlayson, education committee chairman, said: “This is great news for Bun Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar that they have a new head teacher and I welcome Mr MacInnes to his new role in Lochaber and the Highland Council.”
Mr MacInnes said he was thrilled to have been appointed as head teacher of Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar.
“It is a real privilege to be able to return to my home town to take up such an important role.
“I look forward to building on the excellent work undertaken by staff, children, parents and the wider school community to ensure the highest quality of learning for pupils, rich in Gaelic language and culture.”
Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar opened in 2015 and has around 90 primary and nursery pupils.