Proposed school closures

On 14 September, The Highland Council agreed the decision to permanently close Torridon Primary School and Struan Primary School. 

All school closures in Scotland must be ratified by Scottish Ministers. We have notified Scottish Ministers of our decision. They have an 8-week period from the date of our decision to decide if they will intervene by issuing a call-in notice. Within the first 3 weeks of that 8-week period, they will take account of any relevant representations made to them by any person on whether the decision should be called in, or not called in, for review by a School Closure Review Panel.

Anyone wishing to make a representation to the Scottish Ministers is asked to email or write to the School Infrastructure Unit, Scottish Government, 2-D (S) Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, by midnight on Wednesday 4 October 2023 at the latest.

Full details of the reasons for the recommendation are contained within the Final Report and associated papers, which can be accessed at

18 Sep 2023