Final bell sounds for Crawfordjohn Primary School?

School days over...for the village of Crawfordjohn after many decades of education here
School days over...for the village of Crawfordjohn after many decades of education here
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THE final death sentence on a small but much-loved Clydesdale rural school is set to be passed next month, the Gazette can reveal.

The almost inevitable vote by South Lanarkshire Council on November 6 to finally axe Crawfordjohn Primary School will be a “gross betrayal” of our rural area, according to village councillor Bev Gauld.

He said: “I carried out a survey of the local residents and 75 per cent of them said they wanted to keep the school.

“This is a gross betrayal of rural Clydesdale after all the promises we were given that Hamilton really cared about mainatining the ‘wee schools’ in the rural area.”

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is out now.

And if you have a view on this story, write to the editor Julie Currie, 3 High Street, Carluke, ML8 4AL, or email jcurrie@jpress.co.uk