Dalwhinnie school and schoolhouse go on the market

One of the smallest schools in Scotland has gone on the market for �175,000 - six years after it closed because it only had three pupils.
One of the smallest schools in Scotland has gone on the market for �175,000 - six years after it closed because it only had three pupils.
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One of the smallest schools in Scotland has gone on the market for £175,000 - six years after it closed because it only had three pupils.

Bidders can buy a bit of local history as Dalwhinnie Primary School in the Scottish Highlands - which opened in the village in 1878 - is open for offers.

The sale comprises the former school and schoolhouse, made of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof.

A small flat-roofed extension sits to the rear of the property and comprises ladies, gents and disabled toilets.

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The site extends to one acre and offers the buyer the chance to redevelop the existing building and possibly part of the grounds for other uses.

The school was mothballed at the end of the 2011/12 session, with pupils now attending Newtonmore or Gergask Primary Schools.

The roll had dropped to just three pupils in its final year - who had just finished P2, P3 and nursery.

Dalwhinnie is located within the Cairngorm National Park and is situated just off the A9 carriageway, approximately one hour’s drive north of Perth and south of Inverness.

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Within the village itself, there is a café/restaurant, hotel, hot food outlet and petrol station.

The area attracts large numbers of outdoor enthusiasts for walking and mountaineering.

But Dalwhinnie is best known for its multi-award-winning Whisky Distillery which is an extremely popular tourist attraction throughout the year.

The former school and schoolhouse are situated on the corner of Station Road and Ben Alder Road, directly across from the railway station and only minutes away from the A9.