Drumsmittal Primary School

Drumsmittal Primary School became involved with the salvage project back in 1988. The Association gave Rhiannon Naismith, Naomi Leech, Robert Macfarlane and Robert Duncan the honour of unveiling the Cairn. Ian Benzie was the headmaster at the time.  It was the intention of the Association to have a commemorative cairn erected on the shore near to the site of R2980, and being local to the area, Ian facilitated the connections, finding a master stone mason Hamish Gatt for the Cairn and for the bronze plaque the Elgin Rifle Club.

The Association gave Rhiannon, Naomi, Robert, and Robert the honour of unvielling the Cairn on the appropriate day.

Drumsmittal Primary officially closed in 1993 and relocated to a new school – North Kessock Primary down in the village.


Through some persistent investigation, the IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM have found Drumsmittal recordings of the play they did. Originally played on Moray Firth Radio, Ian Benzie today is the copyright owner and Ian in turn has granted formal permission to the LNW2020 Project to use the recordings here.