10 Nov 2011 - 16:30
The Scottish Government has granted permission for Argyll and Bute Council to close two primary schools, under the Schools (CONSULTATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010.
St Kieran’s Primary, in Kintyre , and Ardchonnel Primary, near Loch Awe, both had no pupils enrolled when the council initially proposed their closure.
Argyll and Bute Council completed a statutory consultation process and took the decision to formally close the schools at a meeting on October 6. Since then there has been a three-week period for further comments to be lodged with the Scottish Government. No further comments were received and the government has confirmed it will not call-in the council’s decision.
As neither school had any pupils they are now both formally closed.