What's your view on school closures?

THE axe is hanging over schools in East Dunbartonshire, as exclusively revealed in the Herald.

But what's your view? Has the council gone too far with its proposals?

Do you think schools should be spared from severe cutbacks?

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The long-awaited findings from a review of the council's non-secondary school estate have been published.

And they make devastating reading for pupils, parents and staff involved with any of the schools on the 'hit-list'.

Under the recommendations:

* Auchinairn Primary School would move to Wester Cleddens Primary

* Baldernock Primary would move to Torrance Primary

* Gartconner Primary would move to Oxgang Primary

* St Agatha's Primary in Kirkintilloch would move to St Flannan's Primary

* Lennoxtown Primary would move to Craighead Primary

* Lenzie Primary School would close, with pupils rezoned to Lenzie Moss and Millersneuk primary schools

* Twechar Primary would move to Harestanes Primary

* St Joseph's Primary in Milngavie would move to St Andrew's Primary

It has been claimed the closures would "rip the heart out of communities".

However, the council insists the review has been carried out to address "spare capacity" in schools. There would be an expected saving of 1.5m.

See this week's Herald for the full story...