BBC Sportsound comes to Portree, Thursday 26 April at 6pm



We are delighted to invite you to join us as part of the audience for a live broadcast of the BBC Radio Scotland Sportsound programme on Thursday 26 April at 6pm.

The programme, which is a fun and topical look at Scottish football, includes a panel of guests and a chance for the audience to ask questions live on air.  The programme goes out from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and is usually broadcast from the BBC Scotland Glasgow studio. By bringing the show “on the road” to Portree, we have a wonderful opportunity to experience a live radio broadcast and if you’re interested in Scottish football then you’ll love the conversation!

The panel will be hosted by BBC Scotland’s Kenny Macintyre and his guests on the night will include football pundit Chick Young, chief sports writer Tom English, BBC Scotland’s senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin and former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch

Before the programme and thanks to sportscotland and BBC Scotland, some of our children will have participated in a football coaching session and some snippets from the coaching will be included in the programme. We ask all children who have been invited to attend the coaching session to return in the evening for the radio programme.

Hopefully we can make this a real community event and we would love to see families and friends from across the community attend. Please feel free to extend the invitation to your network, everyone is welcome!

Values Awards!


At our achievement assembly we gave our first set of “Values” awards.  Anna in Primary 1 received a Friendship award, Jonathan, P2, a Kindness and Determination award.  Rowan in P3 and Morgan in P4 both received awards for Friendship.  Tabitha in P5 received an award for Determination, Gemma in P6 was given a Kindness award and Lewis in P7 received an award for Enjoyment and Determination.  Well done to all of these pupils for demonstrating our core values-  We are proud of you!Values assembly

Our New School Values


As a school, we have had a lot of discussion through the Pupil Voice Committee and with with Children, Staff and Parents about our School Values.  We have chosen 5 new school values.

They are:

Determination, Kindness, Friendship, Respect and Enjoyment. 

These are things that we would like everyone in our school to show, and things that make a really good school.

Awards will be given out at our assemblies which recognise when these values have been demonstrated by pupils.

Our first awards were given out yesterday.  Hayden Dobie received an award for Determination; He completed the cross country race on Thursday despite falling and injuring his leg early on in the race.  Ayrton Dick received an award for Kindness and Friendship for sticking with Hayden to complete the race.  Well Done Boys!


Cross Country 2018


Our school Cross Country Championship was held last Thursday at the King George Pitch.  Over 50 pupils participated and everyone completed the race!  Results for the girls race were 1st to Maili MacKenzie, 2nd to  Tabitha Jones and 3rd to Yvie Beaton.  In the boys race Ross Macleod was 1st, Ruari Preston was 2nd and Calum MacKenzie was 3rd.    Camustianavaig were the winners of the House Trophy. Well done to all who participated!

Cross Country Team winnersCross Country Winners

Skye First Shinty Tournament


On Saturday 13th January, 6 teams from Portree Primary School participated in the Isle of Skye First Shinty Tournament.   We are very proud of all players who represented our school so well.  Congratulations to the Portree Cheetahs who finished second place in the Primary 1-3 tournament and to the Portree Pumas who finished second place in the Primary 7 and under tournament.  The Pumas will now travel to Fort William to represent the school in the National Final on Saturday 17th February.

Shinty Pic Jan 2Shinty Pic Jan

Civic Award for PPS!


Portree Primary School were well represented at the EILEAN A’ CHEÒ CIVIC RECOGNITION AWARDs held yesterday at Tigh Na Sgire.  Ingrid Bruce was the recipient of the Environment Award.  Ingrid was nominated for her dedication to our eco agenda and particularly the creation of our school garden and nature walk.  Our coaches, collectively, received the Sport award.  They were nominated for their time and efforts in offering such a huge range of after school sporting activities and for the role the played in helping the school achieve our recent sportscotland Gold Award. Both recipients received a specially commissioned plate by Uig Pottery which they will hold for a 12 month period.  The awards were presented by our former Head Teacher, Councillor John Finlayson.  Well done to all involved!

HC Ingrid Bruce

Ingrid receives her award from Councillor John Gordon

HC Portree Primary Coaches

The PPS coaches receive their award from Councillor John Finlayson