School closure plans
A consultation started this week on the permanent closure of Trossachs Primary School.
Councillors agreed the move at last week’s meeting of the children and young people committee.
The consultation will run until February 8 and a decision will be taken in April.
Trossachs Primary, which served Brig o’ Turk and the surrounding area, was mothballed in 2016.
The school had a capacity of 25 but the roll had declined to an average of seven pupils.
This included some pupils living in the Callander Primary School catchment area who attended Trossachs Primary School through a placing request.
By August 2016 the roll at the school had fallen to zero.
Once the school was mothballed the catchment area of Callander Primary School was extended.
The council said projections for the Trossachs Primary School catchment indicate that possible pupil numbers will not increase over the next four years.
Committee convener Susan McGill, said: “Since this process started we have fully engaged with the community to hear their views on the future of the school.
“This consultation will allow us to gather further information on the proposal to permanently close the school, which include the educational benefits for children and the impact on staff, parents and the wider community. We will also consider any alternatives.”
For information on the consultation visit my.stirling. gov.uk/services/counciland-government/politicianselections-and-democracy/ consultation/currentconsultations.