A North East teacher with 40 years of service is retiring from her duties and admits she will not miss the sound of school bells ringing.
Finishing her career as head teacher at Stuartfield Primary School, Marion Macfarlane has spent time in Shetland and the Lothian and Grampian regions.
For the past 14 years she has served as the head teacher of in at the village primary school.
Speaking after her final school assembly, Mrs Macfarlane said: “This is a lovely little village and the parents are all very supportive.
“We have some fantastic, enthusiastic and well motivated children hear and it has been a pleasure to teach them.
“But I won’t miss the school bells. Now I’m going to take some time to enjoy life.”
Mrs Macfarlane will be replaced by Stuart Sievwright.