The first school built St Ayles Skiff was launched today on Loch Broom. Four of Ullapool High School’s Pipers led Cùl Mòr from the High School to the Wee Pier creating a minor traffic impediment for the short time it took to process.
The builders – who were unfortunately incarcerated in the exam hall for the duration – made a very impressive job of the build amply justifying the faith demonstrated by the Ullapool Harbour Trustees who generously donated the kit and materials for the boat to the school.
A brief naming ceremony and anointing with the national spirit by Ullapool High School Headmaster Peter Harrison preceded the first joyous watery excursion by the students. After an all too brief row around the harbour Cùl Mòr returned to shore so the crew could return to their studies.
Ulla and Loki also took to the water to welcome the new Skiff onto Loch Broom.
Cùl Mòr is now off for a week’s Outward Bound Training with other students from Ullapool HS.