School consultations and closure proposals

Current school consultations

Gaelic Medium Catchment Areas for Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis, Dingwall Primary School, Millbank Primary School, Inverness Royal Academy, Dingwall Academy, and Nairn Academy

We have been seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to establish Gaelic Medium catchment areas for Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis, Dingwall Primary School, Millbank Primary School, Inverness Royal Academy, Dingwall Academy, and Nairn Academy.

We are currently considering the responses received. During this period members of the public were invited to comment on the consultative proposal.

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

View the Proposal Paper and Appendices


Gergask Primary School

Review of proposal to discontinue provision of education at gergask primary school

We have published our Final Consultation Report into our proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Gergask Primary School.

The original consultation on the proposal ran from 18 September 2023 to 10 November 2023.

The Final Consultation Report is to be submitted to the Council’s Education Committee on 21 February 2024.

We have reviewed:

  • all of the submissions
  • the note of the meeting
  • the Education Scotland report

special regard has been given to:

  • alternatives to closure
  • the community impact
  • the impact of travelling arrangements

After carrying out the above review, we have concluded the proposal to close Gergask Primary School offers educational benefits and should be implemented.Officials will recommend this to the Committee.

Full details of the reasons for the recommendation are contained within the Final Report and associated papers.

Between now and 13 February 2024, members of the public are invited to provide comments which will be tabled at the February meeting of the Education Committee. This will allow Elected Members to take into account any further representations in relation to the recommendation contained within the Consultation Report before agreeing a decision.

You are invited to forward any written comments on the consultation report to

Ian Jackson,

Education Officer,

Care and Learning Office,

Camaghael Hostel,

Fort William

PH33 7NE,

or by email to education.consultations@highland.gov.uk or using the online form below:

Respond to the consultation

to arrive not later than Tuesday 13 February 2024.

Paper copies are also available for inspection at Newtonmore Primary Schooland Kingussie Public Library.


Informal Consultation – Options for Croy and Tornagrain Primary Schools

We are currently seeking the views of local communities on options for Croy Primary School and a new primary school at Tornagrain.

View the presentation