A head teacher has been found for one of the smallest schools in the country.
Tim Ross will be teaching just four pupils at Papa Westray Community School in Orkney – which even has alpacas among its animals.
But the remoteness will not be a new experience for Mr Ross – he has even taught in the Falklands!
Mr Ross is currently teaching at Glaitness Primary School in the islands.
He said: “I will be sad to leave Glaitness and will miss the children and my colleagues.
“I am, however, very excited to be appointed as head teacher in Papa Westray.
“A seed was sown during a placement at the school in Shapinsay during my teacher training.
“It gave me a real interest in working at one of Orkney’s ‘peedie’ schools. I am looking forward to getting to know the children, staff and parents in Papay – and to becoming a part of the wider community.”
Gwenda Shearer, chairwoman of Orkney Islands Council’s Education, Leisure and Housing Committee, said: “I welcome Tim’s appointment following a rigorous, nationwide recruitment process.
“Running a school at the heart of the local community is an exciting opportunity and I wish Tim well in his new role in Papay.”