Concern over plans to close schools in bid to help save £41m on children’s services
Shetland Islands Council spends £41million on children’s services and has proposed a radical plan to save millions by closing around a third of the islands’ schools.
The local authority wants to close four of its six junior high schools and five primary schools to save £3million.
Those in the firing line are junior highs at Aith, Skerries, Sandwick and Whalsay as well as five single-teacher primary schools at Voe, Burravoe, North Roe, Urafirth and Sandness.
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