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Candidates Supporting ARSN Statement Published!

The full list of candidates supporting the ARSN statement is now published here on this site.

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ARSN issues communique to all Candidates at Local Council Elections

Dear Candidate,
Argyll Rural Schools Network requests that council candidates consider the statement below and indicate whether they are happy to support it. We will be publicising the results among our members and in the media. It may be useful for you to read our mission statement (below) before you consider the statement.
“I support [...]

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Vote Treshnish for RSPB’s Nature of Farming Award 2011

Somerset Charrington’s marathon bike ride through Argyll & Bute brought the children of distant communities together and made them feel supported while their schools were under threat. It was an epic journey and, though the weather was appalling, he had smiles for the children at every stop. HIs wife Carolyne is a [...]

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ARSN Represented on Rural Schools Commission

Education Secretary Michael Russell has announced the membership of Commission that will investigate how rural education can be delivered and work on tightening up the Schools (Consultation) Act 2010 and we are delighted to [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: ARSN Statement Endorsed by McGrigor, Rice and Russell

Argyll Rural Schools Network is delighted to have received support from three of the Argyll and Bute candidates for the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections. As part of the VOTE ARSN campaign, all candidates were asked whether they could sign up to the following statement:
“I support the call by ARSN for the withdrawal of the consultation [...]

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Candidates Asked to Endorse ARSN Statement on Schools

Candidates were asked if they would endorse ARSN’s statement:
I support the call by ARSN for the withdrawal of the consultation list of possible school closures and the opening of dialogue between Argyll and Bute Council, ARSN, SRSN, political parties and other appropriate bodies [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Parents’ Disbelief at Council Decision on Rural Schools

Campaign group to pursue complaint against Acting Council Leader Argyll Rural Schools Network (ARSN) has expressed disbelief at Argyll & Bute Council’s decision on the 19th April to consult on the closure of 11 primary schools. They also confirmed their intent to progress a complaint against Acting Leader Cllr Ellen Morton with the Standards Commission.
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PRESS RELEASE: Argyll parents lodge formal complaint about Council decision

The Argyll Rural Schools Network (ARSN) have lodged a complaint with Argyll & Bute Council’s monitoring officer about the Council’s Spokesperson for Education & Lifelong Learning, Councillor Ellen Morton, taking personal responsibility for the identification of 12 schools for pre-consultation.
Specifically, ARSN are highlighting that the Spokesperson has clearly transgressed into matters of operational management of [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Argyll schools facing closure angered by moving goalposts

The Argyll Rural Schools Network (ARSN) condemns Argyll & Bute Council’s decision on 3rd March to pursue the potential closure of twelve primary schools, most of which are healthy, viable and highly valued by the communities they serve. In particular, ARSN is questioning how this can be reconciled with the Council’s acceptance, as part of [...]

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Argyll parents call for suspension of school closures

The Argyll Rural Schools Network (ARSN) welcome the encouraging signs of change in the Council’s hard-line stance on school closures in their stated intention to consult with stakeholders as part of the consideration of alternatives to closure. The Council’s proposals around mechanisms for pre-consultation may also be a step forward, providing that a sufficient lead [...]

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