1872 - Achd an Fhoghlaim 1872 – 1872 Education Act

The Education Act brought in compulsory education for all children between the ages of five and thirteen. School Boards had to ensure sufficient schools were built and that children attended them.

The Uig School Board considered it necessary to erect four new schools and teachers’ residences to comply with the new statute. In the meantime they had to carry out repairs to existing schools and provide peat supplies.