School consultations and closure proposals

Current school consultations

Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar

We are seeking the views of local communities on a proposal to establish a catchment area for Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar.  A public meeting will be held at Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar, 6.30pm on 27 February 2018

Read the proposal

Comments on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 16 March 2018

Send your comments

You can also send comments by mail to: Ian Jackson, Area Care & Learning Office, Camaghael Hostel, Fort William PH33 7NE or by email to

Establishment of a new Primary School at Ness Castle, Inverness

We have been seeking the views of local communities on the proposed creation of a new primary school in Inverness, to serve the Ness Castle and Ness-side housing developments.   A public meeting was held on 8 November 2017 in Holm Primary School.

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

Gaelic Medium Catchment Areas for the Portree Associated School Group (ASG)

We have published the Final Consultation Report into our proposal to establish Gaelic Medium catchment areas for the Portree ASG.

The public consultation ran from 28 August 2017 to 25 October 2017.
The Final Consultation Report is to be submitted to the Highland Council’s People Committee on 15 March 2018.
The Director of Care and Learning has reviewed:

  • All of the submissions
  • The note of the meeting
  • And the Education Scotland report

After carrying out the above review, the Director has concluded the proposal offers educational benefits and should be implemented.  He will recommend this to the Committee.
Full details of the reasons for the recommendation are contained within the Final Report and associated papers, which can be accessed using the link below.
Between now and 23 February 2018, members of the public are invited to provide comments which will be tabled at the meeting of the People 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 Mrs Norma Young, Area Care and Learning Manager, Care and Learning Service, The Fingal Centre, Portree, IV51 9ET, or by email to arrive no later than Friday 23 February 2018.

Final report and associated papers

Paper copies are also available for inspection at the following locations:

  • Portree Public Library
  • Broadford Primary School
  • Dunvegan Primary School
  • Kilmuir Primary School
  • Portree Primary School
  • Bun-sgoil Shlèite
  • Bun-sgoil Stafainn
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