Parents take to the streets over Bishopbriggs school merger

Protesting parents
Protesting parents

Children joined their parents at the school gates in a final bid to get councillors to scrap merger plans and save their primary from the axe.

Parents have five weeks left to make their feelings known to East Dunbartonshire Council on the proposed merger between Auchinairn Primary School, Woodhill Primary School and Cleddens Learning and Childcare Centre on the Woodhill Primary site in Bishopbriggs.

Councillors will then vote on the plans before they are sent to the Scottish Government for approval.

Speaking before the demonstration last week, Auchinairn mum Sharon Moir said: “Auchinairn Primary is so much more than a school and nursery to the people of Auchinairn.

“If the school is removed from the community there is no doubt the children, their families, carers and local businesses will suffer.

“The people of Auchinairn are asking East Dunbartonshire Council to listen to their views, take them seriously, and urge them to reconsider their proposed plans.

“We are asking the council to help what is a strong, close knit community keep the school which has been here for over 200 years, and help us rebuild it for our young people.

“The school is part of our heritage, which the people of Auchinairn are very proud of. Please do not take that away.”