Last Saturday between 600 and 1,000 people paraded through Lerwick. This was a large and passionate expression of support for Shetland’s rural schools.
On Saturday the situation was that there were no planned consultations to close a junior high school secondary department.
We are thus very saddened that two days after this remarkable march there was a council decision to have closure consultations about all five remaining junior high school secondary departments.
We write on behalf of Communities United for Rural Education (CURE).