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Orkney school loses its only pupil.

Orkney school loses its only pupil.

A remote Orkney island primary school is to lose its only pupil, raising fears about its long-term future.

North Ronaldsay Primary School's single classroom will be kept on standby from August as Teigan Scott, 12, moves to secondary in Kirkwall.

Orkney's most northerly island only has a population of about 50 people.

Orkney Islands Council said the school would be brought back into use if more families with young children moved to the island.

The building is also used by community groups.

Island residents have blamed poor transport links for the lack of young families.

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