Proposed closure of Dalwhinnie Primary School

The Highland Council is to seek the views of local communities on the future of Dalwhinnie Primary School, which has been mothballed since the summer of 2012.

Members of the Council's Education, Children and Adult Services Committee have agreed to undertake a public consultation on a proposal to formally close the school.

Under the proposal children would attend Newtonmore Primary School, which is around 11 miles away. In practice pupils from Dalwhinnie have been attending either Newtonmore Primary School or Gergask Primary School since July 2012.

The consultation will take place under procedures set down in The Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010. The views of parents, school pupils, the local community and others will be sought over a period extending from 1 February to 18 March 2016. A public meeting will be held in Dalwhinnie on 23 February.

The proposal paper and associated documentation will be available on the Highland Council website from 1 February, on the Council’s website at

20 Jan 2016