Dunbeg’s Sine MacVicar receives lifetime achievement award

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Selfless, exceptional and committed were three words used to describe Dunbeg Primary School’s outgoing headteacher Sine MacVicar, who won a lifetime achievement award last week, writes David McPhee.

Mrs MacVicar has devoted 44-years to the school and her hard work was recognised at the Times Educational Supplement (TES) School Awards 2017.

She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award after being nominated by her colleagues.

The judges of the category described Mrs MacVicar’s entry as ‘absolutely stunning,’ saying: ‘She has put the school at the heart of the community and the time, energy and commitment that she has dedicated is extraordinary.’

Speaking after being presented with the award, Mrs MacVicar told the crowd: ‘Tonight I think I am nearly speechless. I cannot tell you how proud I am, but how proud of what a wonderful profession to be a part of, having a wonderful team of staff behind me and I am just privileged and honoured.

‘Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the judging. I will take this proudly back to Dunbeg primary on the west coast of Scotland and I think they will be very proud as well.’