School consultations and closure proposals

Current school consultations

Gaelic Medium Catchment Area for Newtonmore Primary School

We are seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to establish a Gaelic Medium catchment area for Newtonmore Primary School.

The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others will be sought over a period extending from 31 May 2021 to 3 September 2021. A public meeting will be held, the detail of which is set out below:

Newtonmore Primary School, 6.30pm on 24 August 2021.

The Proposal Paper and Appendices can be found via the link below.

Read the consultation papers

Comments on the proposal should be submitted to Ian Jackson, Education Officer, Camaghael Hostel, Fort William PH33 7NE, or by email to Education.Consultations@highland.gov.uk, or via the online form below:

Comment on these proposals

to arrive no later than Friday 3 September 2021.

Gaelic Medium Catchment Areas for Plockton Primary School and Lochcarron Primary School

We are seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to establish Gaelic Medium catchment areas for Plockton Primary and for Lochcarron Primary.  

The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others will be sought over a period extending from 9 March 2020 to 1 May 2020.

The Proposal Paper and Appendices can be found via the link below.

Read the consultation papers

Comments on the proposal should be submitted to the Area Care and Learning Manager, the Fingal Centre, Portree IV51 9ES or by email to Education.Consultations@highland.gov.uk  or via the online form below:

to arrive no later than Friday 1 May 2020. 

Comment on these proposals


Uig Primary School

We have been seeking the views of local communities on the future of Uig Primary School, which has been mothballed since July 2010.
The Council is proposing to discontinue the provision of education at Uig Primary, and to reallocate its catchment area to that of Kilmuir Primary School.  

The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others were sought over a period extending from 4 June 2019 to 30 August 2019. 

The Proposal Paper and Appendices can be found via the link below:

Uig proposal paper and appendices

A public meeting was held on 19 June 2019, a copy of the minutes can be found below:

Meeting Minute

The public consultation period has now closed.  We are now considering the responses received.