This week's edition
Final bell for Milngavie primary?
December 19th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Scottish Government’s backing of council closure of St Joseph’s is a ‘hammer blow’
A ‘hammer blow,’ that is what Glasgow Archdiocese has called the Scottish Government’s decision to back council plans to close the only Catholic school in Milngavie. East Dunbartonshire Council decided earlier this year to go ahead with plans to merge St Joseph’s Primary with St Andrew’s Primary, Bearsden, and build a new school on the current St Andrew’s site. This was in spite of opposition from parents and the Church. In May, a formal consultation into the merger showed widespread opposition to the plan as well as highlighting the potential for ‘indirect discrimination’ against Catholic families in Milngavie. Hope grew when the Scottish Government ‘called-in’ the proposal, examining the process the council used. A government statement released last Friday, however, said: “Following further investigation, and having looked at the totality of what has been considered by East Dunbartonshire Council in coming to its decision to close the schools, the Scottish Ministers are... continue reading.