On 8th November, 20 teams from high schools across Scotland met to compete for the National Loganair Gaelic High Schools’ Debate. The first two days of debate were held in Stornoway and it was the teams of The Nicolson Institute A, Portree High School, Tarbert School A and Glasgow Gaelic High School who progressed to the semi-finals, held in Edinburgh on 29th November. Portree High School and Tarbert School A battled it out in the final on the 30th of November and Portree came out on top, with Jessica Mackay from Tarbert School A achieving the prize for the best speechmaker.
Joy Dunlop was a first-time judge alongside Agnes Rennie and Angus Maclennan, and she said it was a pleasure her to be among such hard-working children. She added that every team should be commended and praised for their preparation and work ethic.
Well done, Portree High School!