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New courses for Plockton's 'saved' music school

Highland Council protest
Image caption A campaign to keep the music school open was run earlier this year

A traditional music school which was fighting for survival earlier this year is preparing new courses.

The future of Plockton's National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music was threatened by Highland Council withdrawing annual funding.

In March, the Scottish government said the school had been saved after a new funding package was put together.

Centre staff are working with West Highland College UHI in Fort William on the new courses.

Meetings are being held on a range of taster sessions, weekend courses and a new full time course for 2011-12 in traditional music.

Providing additional courses was part of the new funding package.

Alastair Campbell, a former Labour spin doctor, had been among the high profile supporters of a campaign to save the centre.

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