Speyside parents to lobby councillors at crunch meeting

Crossroads Primary – petition

Moray Council will face further protests ahead of a meeting of the full council on Monday that will discuss the future of the region’s school estate.

A march through Fochabers last week brought hundreds of concerned parents, pupils and supporters out in protest against any suggestion that Milne’s High School be closed with pupils transferring to Elgin.

On Wednesday supporters of Findochty Primary School staged a protest at the council offices that passed peacefully despite police being called when a small number entered the building itself.

Now a joint protest and the delivery of a petition is to take place at the Council HQ ahead of Monday’s meeting when parents and supporters of schools around Keith will make their feelings known.

Angela Davidson, who has children attending Crossroads Primary School, said: “We have taken a decision to leave the kids in school but they will be watching some of the proceedings from Monday’s meeting on the webcast.

“We are hoping that the Convener of Moray Council, Stewart Cree, will be on hand to accept our petition which currently has around 2000 signatures.

“We will then join forces in protesting alongside other schools in the Keith and Speyside ASG – but stress that this will be a friendly protest.”

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