A new head teacher has been appointed to Iona’s small primary school. Katherine Elwis from Tobermory was acting head for a while and has now been appointed head teacher on a permanent basis. The primary school has 14 pupils at the moment, with 3 in the pre school unit. The school role is slowly growing and is expected to reach 20 by 2015. The islands population of children had been in decline in recent years, but now seems to be steadily growing.