Education in Harris in 1901

These are the teachers (arranged approximately from North to South in the NORTH and BAYS sections) that I’ve managed to locate in the Census:
NORTH (12)
Donald Macleod, 17, Scholar Teacher, No 12 Meavig, b. Harris
William Macleod, 16, Pupil Teacher, No 7 Carrigrich, b. Harris
John Macleod, 35, Teacher (English), Kyles Scalpay School, b. Barvas, Ross-shire
Lexy Morrison, 19, Pupil Teacher, No 51 Kyles Scalpay, b. Harris
James Falconer, 31, Schoolmaster, No 9 North Harris ED5, b. Coalbridge, Lanark
Marion Macdonald, 18, Pupil Teacher, No 10 North Harris ED5, b. Harris
Catherine McQueen, 20, School teacher, No 52 North Harris ED5, b. Harris
Mary A Paul, 34, Board School Teacher, Lodger, No53 North Harris ED5, b. Alves, Elgin
Annie Morrison, 21, Assistant Teacher (English), No 58 North Harris ED5, b. Harris
Catherine Kennedy, 25, Assistant Teacher, No 62 North Harris ED5, b. Lochs
Julia Maclean, 25, Teacher, Boarder, 5 North Harris ED6, b. Flelmine, Inverness
Peter Chisholm, 17, Pupil Teacher, School house, North Harris ED6, b. Lochs
SCARP (1)
Donald Craig, 59, Schoolmaster, No 32 Scarp, b. Wick, Caithness
(William S Duncan, 67, Retired Schoolmaster, No 31 Scarp, b. Aberdeen)
SCALPAY (2)
Elen McTier, 39, Teacher, No 37 Scalpay, b. Barvas
John Macleod, 17, Pupil Teacher, No 18 Scalpay, b. Harris
BAYS (7)
John Simpson, 42, School Master, School House, Drinishader, b. Glasgow
John Maclennan, 15, Pupil Teacher, 1 Drinishader, b. Harris
John Brown, 52, Certificated Teacher, School House, Stockinish, b. Kirkmichael, Ayrshire
Maggie Gillanders, 25, Teacher, Geocrab Pvt House, b. Harris
William Cook, 45, Certificated Teacher, Manish Schoolhouse, b. Rutherglen, Lanark
Donald J Macrae, 50, Public School Teacher, Finsbay School House, b. Applecross, Ross-shire
Murdo Martin, 32, Pupil Teacher, North Bayhead Crofter’s House, b. Harris
(Please see Bayhead & North Bayhead for more on this location)
WEST COAST (1)
Charles Maclennan, 18, Pupil Teacher, Big Borve, b. Harris
SOUTH (5)
John Mackinnon, 16, School Teacher, Shepherd’s House, South Harris ED1, b. Lews
Angus Maclean, 24, Assistant Teacher (English), School House, South Harris ED7, b. Harris
John Whiteford, 46, Certificated Teacher Elementary, Obbe, b. Kilbirnie, Ayrshire
Agnes Mary Laird Whiteford, Monitor (Teacher), Obbe, b. Glasgow
Peter McCaul, 66, Retired Teacher, Obbe, b. Killin, Perthshire
Phew! 28 teachers and just under 1200 ‘Scholars’ to be educated. Although the majority of the educators are from the mainand we are beginning to see the emergence of home-grown teachers and a huge explosion in the number of ‘Pupil Teachers’, although the presence of 32 year-old Murdo Martin performing that role in ‘North Bayhead’ appears to poor ice-cold water on my previous conjecture?
There is still plenty to occupy me (or anyone else who fancies doing some research?!) regarding schooling on Harris 1841-1901 but the past two days labours have hopefully made things a little clearer than my initial piece of the 16th of February had left them!
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