Closure of Dalwhinnie Primary School

On Thursday 8 September 2016, Highland Council agreed the proposal to discontinue the provision of education at Dalwhinnie Primary School, re-assigning the school’s catchment area to that of Newtonmore Primary School.

A copy of the consultation report, together with the original proposal paper and all relevant appendices can be viewed on the council’s website at:

The Council is satisfied that implementation of closure is the most appropriate response to the reasons for formulating the original proposal identified by the authority. The detailed rationale behind this decision is set out in the consultation report.  

We have notified Scottish Ministers of our decision and provided them with a copy of the Proposal Paper and Consultation Report. They have an 8 week period from the date of our decision (8 September) 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.

Anyone wishing to make a representation to the Scottish Ministers is asked to email to or write to the School Infrastructure Unit, Scottish Government, 2-D (S) Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, by midnight 28 September 2016 at the latest.


9 Sep 2016
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