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Skye schools closure plan called in by ministers

Struan Primary school Image copyright Richard Dorrell/Geograph
Image caption Struan Primary School is one of the schools facing closure

An independent panel is decide on Highland Council's plans to close four schools on Skye and replace them with a new building on one of the sites.

The local authority has proposed shutting Edinbane, Dunvegan, Knockbreck and Struan primaries.

A new school is to be built at Dunvegan.

Another proposal by Highland Council to build a £45m campus in Tain, to educate three to 18-year-olds, has not been called in and will proceed as planned.

Scottish ministers have called in the Skye proposal and now its independent School Closure Review Panel will consider the case before letting the local authority know if they agree with, or oppose, the project.

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