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Home Office refuse visa for teacher at Isle of Mull school.

Home Office refuse visa for teacher at Isle of Mull school.

A Scottish island’s school finally found a Gaelic teacher after a six month search - only for their efforts to be thwarted by the Home Office denying her a visa.

The post at Bunessan Primary, on the Isle of Mull, did not attract any Scottish applicants but a Gaelic-speaking Canadian teacher eventually came forward. 

Sine Halfpenny, from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, agreed to move continent to take the post, but was barred by Home Office officials on the grounds she "failed to meet the required points" required for a visa.

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