Breaking: Committee votes to keep schools open
Councillors have stopped short of moving to close two primary schools in Northmavine following a debate in the town hall lasting over three hours.
Members of the education and families committee voted 7-4 against a motion by chairwoman Vaila Wishart to close North Roe Primary School. Members instead backed an amendment by Andrea Manson to retain the school. She insisted it was important consultation was not a “box-ticking exercise”.
There followed unanimous support for a motion from Ms Wishart to keep the primary and nursery at Urafirth open.
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