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School seeks ninth head in four years

WHAT has proved to be one of the most difficult teaching jobs to fill in Scotland has fallen vacant again.

Highland Council will have to advertise for a ninth time in four years for a head teacher for Inverness's Gaelic primary school, Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis.

The Highland Council has confirmed that the school's head James Lyon, has been appointed to the top job at Grantown Primary and will take up his new post at the start of the new school session in August.

Mr Lyon was acting head at the Gaelic School from Easter 2013 and was made permanent in November 2013.

The council said it will work closely with the school's Parent Council to advertise the post for which salary is around £48,000.

An insider said there hadn't been any row at the school.

When the school opened in 2007, it was the first purpose-built Gaelic-medium school in Scotland. Apart from Mr Lyon there has only been one permanent head, the first one. Janet Macleod. She was appointed in August 2007 and stayed until April 2009.

Since then there has been a series of acting heads.

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