“At The Nicolson Institute, we are keen to give our pupils all the opportunities possible to participate and compete, whether that be in the fields of music, sport, debating or many other activities.
Obviously, our pupils have the added ‘hurdle’ of the Minch, before they can engage with their chosen mainland activity. It is to their credit, and that of their parents, families and teachers, that so many of them do go on to compete and achieve in mainland competitions, and we do all we can to assist them in their endeavours.
The setting up of The Friends of The Nicolson Trust is a most welcome development in providing further financial assistance in these situations; we wish them well and thank them in advance for the funding which they will provide to the young sports people, musicians and debaters of the island.
One of the many benefits of being a school at the centre of a community like ours is this sense of a shared history, stretching back to the founding Nicolson brothers, whose vision was a school which would benefit the young people of the island and of which the island could be proud. It is a real pleasure to see The Friends of the Nicolson continuing in this fine tradition.”