|Scottish Gaelic||Sgoil MhicNeacail|
|Founder||Alexander Morrison Nicolson|
Isle of Lewis
|Council area||Na h-Eileanan Siar|
The student population is around 1000. The school has Gaelic speaking pupils, although these are in the minority. There are five houses, named after five significant former rectors: Addison, Forbes, Gibson, Macrae and Sutherland. Addison contains only pupils who claim to be fluent in Gaelic.
The Nicolson has recently been re-built on the site of the original Stornoway Primary next to where the old Nicolson was. . The old school comprised several different buildings, all built between 1904 (Matheson Hall) and the Main Building (1957) as well as a few other building that were demolished in the 1980s. The Main building was extended many times and a canteen was built in a second neighbouring building in the 1980s.
In June 2010, the first part of the new school project started with the Springfield South (maths & geography) was demolished, (these subjects were housed in temporary portacabins at the back of the school). The project took 2 years and the new school opened on Thursday 16 August 2012 to staff & pupils. The old main building was then demolished to become the new bus park. The technical (Springfield North) and former Religious studies department (Matheson Hall) were retained, (technical is joint to the new building by a tunnel and Matheson hall is now used by the council.
- Linda Norgrove, kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and killed in rescue effort.
- Angus MacNeil (born 1970), Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Na h-Eileanan an Iar since 2005
- Anne MacKenzie (journalist) (born 1960), BBC political and current affairs presenter
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