Steering group formed to campaign on village school
Concerned Carsphairn residents have set up a steering group to co– ordinate efforts to safeguard the local primary school.
The move was agreed at a well–attended meeting in the Lagwyne Hall last Wednesday night.
Carsphairn Community Council ( CCC) and the parent teacher council jointly called the public event.
The meeting was prompted by a steady decline in the school roll which now stands at just two pupils.
There is also a shortage of nursery–age kids in the school catchment eligible for enrolment at Carsphairn.
That means doubts over the school’s future are likely to persist unless the situation changes.
CCC chairperson Liz Holmes told the News: “A steering group has been formed to lead the campaign.
“It will have its first meeting later in January.”
The village – exactly halfway between Castle Douglas and Ayr on the A713 – is just 24 miles from the A75 and 30 from Prestwick Airport.
It is understood efforts to help the school remain viable will centre on maintaining Carsphairn as a living working community.
Attracting young familes with children and promoting Carsphairn’s transport links is likely to form part of that strategy.
Mrs Holmes vowed: “We will work out what we can do and how we can do it.”