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  • News Updates and Website Changes

    A list of all news updates and website changes can be found here.

    Date Description
    01/02/2006 We received an email today regarding a school campaign in Sutton-under-whitestonecliffe (North Yorkshire). For 10 years they had been working towards getting a new school by raising funds, purchasing land and having plans approved. A small number of locals were against their campaign and employed a top London barrister to go through the plans - last week their planning application was refused. Although the circumstances of their campaign is different to ours, their need for a small rural school in their community is the same. We wish them well with their campaign!
    26//012006 Borthwick and Temple Primary Schools - The PPP Project is now running 12-18 weeks behind schedule. In order to avoid disruption of a mid-session change, completion and handover of the North Middleton school will take place during the summer holiday period 2007.
    25/10/2005 Added - latest media articles.
    11/10/2005 Over the past year or so, we have had contact from many areas of the UK regarding rural school closures. Recently we shared our experiences with Share (Save Hurworth and Rural Education) who are campaigning to save Hurworth Maths and Computing School in the Darlington Borough - their local MP is Tony Blair! You can read more of their campaign at www.sharehurworth.co.uk. - we hope a solution is found to meet the needs of their community.
    11/10/2005 The Joint School Boards of Borthwick and Temple have issued a newsletter informing parents and the community about the current status of the school programme. You can view the newsletter from the Temple Village Community Website or here: Newsletter - Plans.
    09/09/2005 Midlothian Council selects preferred bidder for Schools Plus Programme - Skanska.
    11/04/2005 A new e-petition has been created on The Scottish Parliament's website - closing date is 20 May 2005 : "Petition by Alexander Longmuir, on behalf of the Arbirlot Parents Group, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to introduce a legislative presumption against closure of rural schools unless there is an undeniable educational and social benefit to the children and communities effected." Please add your name if you support this issue.
    24/06/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    24/06/2004 Donald Mackay gave a briefing today on the Middleton School option for Temple & Borthwick including an update of building site, where plans are etc. Head teachers, 2 reps from the School Boards, Jim Muirhead and Bob Jenkins will be attending. We will follow up shortly on what was said at this meeting.
    23/06/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    23/06/2004 Midlothian Council announce a further consultation on schools options. This consultation will include Borthwick, Cousland, Cranston and Temple Primary School. Further details can be found on Midlothian Council's Website.
    23/06/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on Thursday 24th June at 20:00 in Cousland Village Hall. Note the change of time.
    23/06/2004 Added - latest councillor & MP surgeries.
    21/06/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    09/06/2004 Details of The Public Petitions Committee meeting held on 28th April when the MRSAG petition was discussed can be viewed here.
    07/06/2004 A local artist from Cousland has created hand drawings of the 5 rural schools, which you can still obtain. Full details can be found here.
    07/06/2004 A Schools' Funday was held at Temple Primary School on 6th June 2004, for all the children, families, friends and communities who have worked so hard together over the past few months for the 5 rural schools. Photos of the event can be viewed here.
    04/06/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    03/06/2004 Added - latest councillor & MSP surgeries.
    03/06/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on Thursday 17th June at 19:30 in Middleton Village Hall.
    03/06/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    02/06/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    01/06/2004 A Schools' Fun Day is taking place on 6th June from 2pm-4.30pm in Temple for all the children, families, friends and communities who have worked so hard together over the past few months for the 5 rural schools.

    There will be a BBQ and teas plus lots of activities for the children - and grown ups too! Bouncy castle, pony rides, coconut shy, races, tombola, Beat the Goalie, Borthwick Pipe Band, face painting, paints tent, stocks, Splat the Rat, Tug o' War, home produce stall, Welly Wanging, raffle, ... and more!

    If anyone would like to help with the stalls or donate to the home produce stall, adults and childrens tombolas or childrens bric-a-brac, please get in touch via this website or your local PTA/action group.
    01/06/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    28/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    27/05/2004 The Scottish Parliament's Education Committee, which includes Lothian MSPs Rhona Brankin, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton and Fiona Hyslop, met with the Minister of Education, Peter Peacock, on Wednesday 26th May at 2pm to discuss school closures throughout Scotland. MRSAG recently submitted a petition requesting that legislation be introduced to restore the presumption against closure of rural schools. It is disappointing that this will not be followed through and only new guidelines for councils will be introduced. Details of the meeting can be found via an article on The Scotsman's website.
    27/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    27/05/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 3rd June at 19:30 in Middleton Village Hall.
    24/05/2004 Temple Nursery and Playgroup are holding their Spring Fair on Saturday 29 May from 11am until 2pm in Temple Village Hall. There will be pony rides, face painting, hair braiding, "mohicans", soup and sandwiches, home baking and a tombola. The prize draw includes 100, a meal at Borthwick Castle, tickets to the races, and health and beauty vouchers.
    24/05/2004 We received contact over the weekend from an action group in Pembrokeshire where their council are proposing to close the local primary school. The campaign has been underway since 2002 and they are currently taking their council to the high court for a judicial review and are even getting legal aid. Their website contains details of their efforts so far.
    24/05/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 26th May at 19:30 in Middleton Village Hall.
    22/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    21/05/2004 The BBC Radio 4 programme, You and Yours, discussed the decision made by Midlothian Council on Thursday. Reporter Helen Ross spoke with parents and pupils at Howgate, Donald MacKay and Irene Stewart. You can listen to the item on the website via the link above - you will need the free RealOne Player to hear it, details available on the BBC webpage.
    21/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    20/05/2004 Midlothian Council voted on their proposals today. The details of the council meeting can be found here, however these are the brief details for the 5 rural schools:
    • Borthwick : Will be closed. Subject to securing appropriate funding, a new school will be provided at Middleton for Borthwick and Temple catchment areas. Borthwick will stay open until the school is completed.
    • Cousland : Will be closed. Pupils will remain at the school until a new school at Pathhead is completed.
    • Cranston : Will be closed. Pupils will remain at the school until a new school at Pathhead is completed.
    • Howgate : Will be closed. Pupils will move to Cuiken Primary for August 2004. Parents will be allowed to seek places for their children at Cornbank St James.
    • Temple : Will be closed. Subject to securing appropriate funding, a new school will be provided at Middleton for Borthwick and Temple catchment areas. Temple will stay open until the school is completed.
    • A further consultation period for Borthwick, Cousland and Temple will be carried out since these are changes to the original proposals.
    Communities will be meeting over the next few days to discuss the decisions.
    20/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    19/05/2004 Midlothian Councillors will hold a meeting on Thursday 20th May at 2pm to debate the Schools Plus Programme. Representatives from all 21 schools affected are entitled to make a 5 minute presentation then councillors will vote on all the proposals. Details of the outcome will appear here as soon as possible.
    19/05/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 26th May at 19:30 in Middleton Village Hall. Meetings will take place in some of the communities before this to discuss the outcome on Thursday :

    Cousland : Thursday 20th at 7.30pm in Cousland Village Hall
    Borthwick and Temple : Sunday 23rd at 11am in Temple Village Hall
    19/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    18/05/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 19th May at 19:30 in Temple Village Hall.
    18/05/2004 Donald Mackay (Director of Education) has published a follow up report and Midlothian Councillors will make their decision on 20th May. Further details on the report and process can be viewed on the following pages.

    In his Follow-Up report, Donald MacKay quotes sources from Ceredigion County Council in Wales, to show that rural schools are not always the best option. If he had cared to delve a bit further on their website, he would have found evidence of small rural schools in Ceredigion with attainment levels that are amongst the highest in Wales!
    18/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    18/05/2004 Midlothian Councillors will hold a meeting on Thursday 20th May at 2pm to debate the Schools Plus Programme. Representatives from all 21 schools affected are entitled to make a 5 minute presentation then councillors will vote on all the proposals.
    18/05/2004 The campaign issues page now has a series of documents, reports, letters and responses that were submitted to Midlothian Council in support of the campaign. These prove that the rural schools provide excellent education and that ANY closures will have a disastrous and irreparable impact on Midlothian's rural communities. The campaign issues page currently has the following updates:
    • New : Borthwick Primary School's submission to Midlothian Council that was not included on the published CD.
    The only sensible decision Midlothian Council should make is to remove the rural schools from their flawed proposals and form a programme to address any rural school and community issues.
    17/05/2004 The final councillor surgeries before the council meeting on Thursday will be held on Tuesday 18th May.
    17/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    16/05/2004 There are several primary school closures proposed in Edinburgh. Action groups have been formed to fight Edinburgh Council's plans and a march has been organised for Friday 21 May. It will start at East Market Street (Back of Waverley Stations) assembling at 1.30-1.45pm, leaving at 2pm and finish at the City Chambers on the Royal Mile. Organisers of the march have invited supporters of our campaign to take part - if you would like to attend or have any queries, please get in touch.
    15/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    14/05/2004 Donald Mackay (Director of Education) has published a follow up report and Midlothian Councillors will make their decision on 20th May. Further details on the report and process can be viewed on the following pages.
    14/05/2004 There are a number of important councillor surgeries coming up in the next few days, notably Peter Boyes (Education and Lifelong Learning) on Saturday 15th May - his second surgery since the school closures were announced! Decisions are likely to be made in the next few weeks so every effort should be made to attend these surgeries.
    14/05/2004 We have been advised that Donald Mackay (Director of Education) will be publishing his report on the consultation period today on Midlothian Council's website. Details will be published here as soon as possible.
    14/05/2004 Temple Primary School are holding a Schools Fun Day on 6th June at 2pm in Temple. Everyone is welcome to attend where there will be plenty of entertainment for everyone. Further details will be announced later.
    14/05/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 19th May at 19:30 in Temple Village Hall.
    12/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    12/05/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 12th May at 19:30 in Howgate School Hall.
    09/05/2004 The Scottish Parliament's Education Committee, which includes Lothian MSPs Rhona Brankin, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton and Fiona Hyslop, have secured attendance from the Minister of Education, Peter Peacock, on Wednesday 26th May at 2pm to ask him to account for current policy and to hear concerns about current proposed rural school closures such as those in Midlothian and the Borders.
    09/05/2004 Howgate Primary School held a balloon race on Friday 7 May. A balloon for each pupil at all 5 of Midlothian's rural schools was released and a prize will go to the pupil whose balloon goes the furthest.

    If you find a balloon, please email us with the details on the tag.

    Details and photos of the race can be viewed from the campaign trail page.
    08/05/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 12th May at 19:30 in Howgate School Hall.
    08/05/2004 The campaign issues page now has a series of documents, reports, letters and responses that were submitted to Midlothian Council in support of the campaign. These prove that the rural schools provide excellent education and that ANY closures will have a disastrous and irreparable impact on Midlothian's rural communities. The campaign issues page currently has the following:
    • New : Cousland Primary School's submission to Midlothian Council
    • Support documents issued by Borthwick and Temple Primary School Boards that disprove Donald MacKay's "statistics" and detail the impact that these closures will have on our children and communities.
    • Support from religious groups and community councils.
    • Evidence that the PPP proposals will not work as they currently stand.
    • Support from local political parties and all MSPs representing Midlothian.
    • Previously published reports confirming the importance of rural schools.
    The only sensible decision Midlothian Council should make is to remove the rural schools from their flawed proposals and form a programme to address any rural school and community issues.
    07/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    06/05/2004 There are several primary school closures proposed in Edinburgh. Action groups have been formed to fight Edinburgh Council's plans and a march has been organised for Friday 21 May. It will start at Holyrood Park at 1.30pm, leaving at 2pm and finish at the council's offices. Organisers of the march have invited supporters of our campaign to attend and details of this will be provided ASAP - buses may be available to get there. If you would like to attend or have any queries, please get in touch.
    06/05/2004 Minutes from the meeting between MRSAG and religious representatives on 29 April, can be read here.
    06/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    05/05/2004 Added - latest councillor surgeries.
    05/05/2004 Finally, photos of the public consultation meeting at Dalkeith on 25 March and the politicians forum in Cousland Village Hall on 31 March have been added.
    05/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    04/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    03/05/2004 The campaign issues page now has a series of documents, reports, letters and responses that were submitted to Midlothian Council in support of the campaign. These prove that the rural schools provide excellent education and that ANY closures will have a disastrous and irreparable impact on Midlothian's rural communities. The campaign issues page currently has the following:
    • Support documents issued by Borthwick and Temple Primary School Boards that disprove Donald MacKay's "statistics" and detail the impact that these closures will have on our children and communities.
    • Support from religious groups and community councils.
    • Evidence that the PPP proposals will not work as they currently stand.
    • Support from local political parties and all MSPs representing Midlothian.
    • Previously published reports confirming the importance of rural schools.
    The only sensible decision Midlothian Council should make is to remove the rural schools from their flawed proposals and form a programme to address any rural school and community issues.
    03/05/2004 They're back in safe hands (and fields) again... the carefully recreated MRSAG placards have returned for a bit longer.
    02/05/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    30/04/2004 Today is the last day of the consultation period, however the campaign continues. Over the next week or so, information supporting our cause will be published. This will show that not only is Midlothian Council's buildings programme as it stands flawed, but that the adverse effect of it on our children and rural communities will be immense. We want the council to provide the improved schools that Midlothian needs, but we want the rural schools to be removed from their proposals and a separate programme formed to address any rural school and community issues.
    28/04/2004 On 28 April, the Public Petitions Committee heard supporting evidence from MRSAG as they considered our petition recently supplied to the Scottish Parliament. We got full agreement from the MSPs on the committee! Details of the petition can be found here. This could lead to guidelines that prevent other Scottish rural schools from going through the same ordeal as us.
    28/04/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 12th May at 19:30 in Howgate School Hall.
    28/04/2004 Two days before the end of consultation period, MRSAG are homing in on their campaign and we really fancy our chances now.:-)
    28/04/2004 They're back, new and improved, refreshed and recycled, and they're gone already... MRSAG placards will be reappearing at a location near you soon!
    28/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    28/04/2004 Added a link to the Rural Community Gateway website - The Gateway for information and services to rural communities in Scotland.
    27/04/2004 Added - MRSAG Press Release
    27/04/2004 Rhona Brankin MSP has had a number of written questions answered by Peter Peacock, Minister for Education and Young People. These are all relevant to our campaign and useful for our final letters to Midlothian Council.
    27/04/2004 They're back, new and improved, refreshed and recycled, the MRSAG placards will be appearing at a location near you soon!
    27/04/2004 The next MRSAG meeting will be on 28th April at 19:30 in Cranston School Hall.
    27/04/2004 A meeting with the religious representatives will take place on Thursday 29th April at 19:30. This is intended to be a small meeting with a few people from each school's community. If you are interested in attending, please liase with your local action group reps, or email us and your details will be passed on.
    26/04/2004 Midlothian SNP Spokesperson, Colin Beattie, sent us an email advising of the support shown at the SNP Spring Conference.
    26/04/2004 Most people should be aware of the school closures in the Scottish Borders, well this page has some details and links regarding the campaign to save those schools.
    26/04/2004 A publication found on the Scottish Executive's website makes several recommendations on tackling poverty and social exclusion in rural areas.
    26/04/2004 Representatives from MRSAG will be meeting members of Midlothian Council today to discuss the rural school closure proposals. A document detailing the issues of our campaign has been presented to the council members and is available on the campaign issues link.
    24/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    24/04/2004 The MRSAG march and rally took place on 23rd April, details and photos can be viewed here. Around 600 children, parents and supporters took part to show the strength of feeling in the rural communities. Thanks you to everyone who took time to support the campaign.
    23/04/2004 Added - MRSAG Press Release
    23/04/2004

    A campaign march and rally will take place today in Dalkeith - details can be viewed here.

    This is our opportunity to show the strength of feeling against the council's proposals - we need all supporters of our campaign to join the march, whether you have children at one of the schools or are concerned about the effect on our rural communities. Please join us if you can!

    22/04/2004 The Public Petitions Committee will be discussing the MRSAG Petition recently presented to the Scottish Parliament. Details of the petition can be found here.
    22/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    21/04/2004 Added - latest councillor, msp and mp surgeries.
    21/04/2004 Pupils from the 5 rural schools gathered at Borthwick Primary School on Monday 19th April to send a message to Midlothian Council.
    21/04/2004 Scottish Television's "Politics Now" programme will be covering the rural school closures on Thursday (22nd) night at midnight. The programme will include a short piece recorded at Cranston Primary School with members of our campaign group.
    21/04/2004 Added - latest media articles. A TES article regarding small schools is particularly relevant to our campaign.
    19/04/2004 Midlothian Council have published the minutes from the public consultation meetings held recently. These can be downloaded here however they will be published here in the next few days.
    18/04/2004

    A campaign march and rally will take place on Friday 23rd April in Dalkeith - details can be viewed here.

    This is our opportunity to show the strength of feeling against the council's proposals - we need all supporters of our campaign to join the march, whether you have children at one of the schools or are concerned about the effect on our rural communities. Please join us if you can!

    Transport is being arranged to take supporters to Dalkeith from the school areas, so please advise us as soon as you can.

    17/04/2004 The Scottish Countryside Alliance have shown their support by backing our campaign.
    17/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    15/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    14/04/2004 A campaign rally is being planned for Friday 23rd April in Dalkeith - current details can be viewed here. Final details of these plans are still to be confirmed, we will advise them here as soon as we can.
    14/04/2004 Added - posters produced to support our campaign can be viewed and downloaded here for you to print yourself.
    10/04/2004 Added - latest councillor, msp and mp surgeries.
    09/04/2004 Added a link to the Midlothian Online website. You can read or submit news items and get involved in the forums to discuss your views.
    09/04/2004 A campaign rally is being planned for Friday 23rd April in Dalkeith. It is likely to start at 2pm in Dalkeith Country Park and we will march to the Education Department at Fairfield House. Final details of these plans are still to be confirmed, we will advise them here as soon as we can.
    08/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    06/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    02/04/2004 Added - Debates on Borders and Midlothian schools in The Scottish Parliament, plus new responses from MSPs.
    01/04/2004 MRSAG submitted their petition to The Scottish Parliament.
    01/04/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    01/04/2004 Added - MRSAG Press Release
    31/03/2004 Date for your diaries - next MRSAG meeting will be on 14th April at 7:30pm in Middleton Village Hall.
    31/03/2004 Added - MRSAG Representatives met with John Swinney, Shadow First Minister, to discuss the campaign.
    31/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    31/03/2004 Reminder - The Politicians Forum takes place tonight at 8pm in Cousland Village Hall after the MRSAG meeting at 18:30. All are welcome to attend.
    30/03/2004 Added - Photos of the Howgate Primary School invite to Jack McConnell and Howgate's presentation to the public consultation meeting.
    30/03/2004 Parents of children at the schools proposed for closure have today received letters from Midlothian Council advising that the consultation period has been extended by 2 weeks until 30 April 2004.
    30/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    28/03/2004 Politicians Forum - A cross pary forum has been organised for Wednesday 31st 8pm in Cousland Village Hall. All list MSPs, Rhona Brankin, all Midlothian Councillors and Donald MacKay have been invited. A rural schools meeting will take place before this at 06:30 in the same hall. All are welcome to attend.
    26/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    26/03/2004 Well that's the last of the public consultation meetings for the 5 rural schools affected by the council's proposals. All of the presentations were delivered with courage, passion and professionalism - everybody involved deserves a big thank you.
    We hope our elected members do more than just 'take on board' our belief that rural schools are the best option, not only for our children, but the sustainability of Midlothian's rural communities - this is about more than just the schools. We have also been impressed with the non-rural school and nursery presentations who share some of our concerns with these proposals and timescales - we hope that they get the necessary improvements they rightly deserve.
    If you want to comment on the public consultations, fill in our feedback form.
    26/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    26/03/2004 Added - MRSAG press release.
    26/03/2004 More car stickers are now available to help publicise our campaign. Please get in touch and tell us how many you would like. A donation of £1 is welcomed to cover the costs of the stickers and various posters that have been printed. Also, if you want an email every few days advising of updates to the website, use the feedback form to let us know.
    26/03/2004 Added - 3 oral questions from Midlothian MSPs submitted for answer on 01/04/2004.
    25/03/2004 Please show your support for Cousland and Cranston Primary Schools by attending the Consultation Meeting at Dalkeith Schools Community Campus tonight, 25 March at 7pm
    25/03/2004 Forth 2's Arlene Stuart will be discussing the council's plans to close our rural schools with Donald MacKay (MLC). Each of the 5 schools has been given a chance to have a brief statement aired. Arlene's show is from 10am-2pm and the discussion will take place in the first part of the show - see her website for more info. You can listen to Forth 2 on 1548am/Digital Radio or via the website.
    25/03/2004 Added - a further parliamentary bureau motion has been raised by Rhona Brankin.
    25/03/2004 Added - new pages covering the campaign. Here you can find events happening in the community, photos, views from churches and community councils etc. Borthwick's presentation can be viewed here too.
    25/03/2004 Added - details of council's contract notice on 11/12/2003.
    24/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    23/03/2004 Added - a few more political views plus a further parliamentary bureau motion has been raised.
    23/03/2004 Please show your support for Borthwick and Temple Primary Schools by attending the Consultation Meeting at Greenhall Community Centre, Gorebridge tonight, 23 March at 7pm
    23/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    22/03/2004 Lesley Riddoch Show Live from outside Temple Village Hall 12-1pm on Tuesday 23 March - please go there with banners and something to say - this is your chance. Listen to the show on: 92.4-94.7 FM, 810 MW, Sky channel 866, Freeview channel 89, or via the BBC website. If you cannot come along, call Lesley on 0500 929500. Please note change of location of the Lesley Riddoch Show from Oxenford to Temple.
    22/03/2004 Please show your support for Howgate Primary School by attending the Consultation Meeting at Penicuik High School, tonight, 22 March at 7pm.
    21/03/2004 Added - MRSAG press release.
    21/03/2004 We are collecting news about your efforts on this campaign, for example banner painting, protests, posters etc. If you have some stories or photos to send us, please send us an email and we will dedicate a page to show everybody's fantastic efforts. A page will be appearing soon with what we have so far.
    20/03/2004 Added - New page giving information regarding Midlothian Council.
    19/03/2004 Radio Scotland will be discussing Midlothian Council's proposals on Sunday, 21 March. Donald MacKay (MLC) and Irene Stewart (MRSAG) will take part on the program "Sunday Live" which is on from 9am-10:30am. This link will provide information on how to listen to the show: 92.4-94.7 FM, 810 MW, Sky channel 866, Freeview channel 89, or via the BBC website.
    19/03/2004 Forth 2's Scottie McClue will be discussing the council's plans to close our rural schools. Call Scottie from 10am-Noon on 0845 345 4002 or fill out the form on their website for them to call you. You can listen to Forth 2 on 1548am or Digital Radio.
    19/03/2004 Added - Details of other Scottish councils' school building improvement proposals. Argyll & Bute are suggesting a not-for-profit scheme.
    19/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    18/03/2004 Added - councillor's surgeries.
    18/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    18/03/2004 Added - Rhona Brankin's surgeries, Saturday 20 March
    17/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    16/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    16/03/2004 Added - Justin and Ryan - see the photos.
    15/03/2004 Added - MRSAG press releases.
    15/03/2004 Added - MRSAG press release for media event on 15/03/04.
    15/03/2004 Added - A new Politics page has been created to provide information on the views and/or actions of our MSPs and political parties, and how rural primary school closures are being discussed in The Scottish Parliament.
    14/03/2004 Added - Cranston contacts.
    12/03/2004 Car stickers are now available to help publicise our campaign and will cost £1 each. If you haven't already advised please tell us how many you would like and we will arrange delivery. We will be liaising with each community group anyway.
    12/03/2004 Added - MRSAG press releases.
    12/03/2004 Amended - Extraordinary Temple School Board Meeting brought forward to 15/03/2004.
    12/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    11/03/2004 Added - latest all communities meeting at Temple, 18/03/04.
    11/03/2004 Added - latest media articles.
    10/03/2004 Car stickers are being printed to help publicise our campaign and will soon be available to anyone for a small donation to cover costs. To get an estimate of how many may be required, please advise how many you would like. We will send you an email when further details are known.
    10/03/2004 Added - councillor's surgeries.
    10/03/2004 Added - MRSAG press releases.
    10/03/2004 Amended - updated petition form available.
    09/03/2004 Added - comments page from vistors' feedback.
    08/03/2004 Added - media articles from the last few days.
    07/03/2004 Feedback form will allow you to add comments to the website. Let us know how you feel about these closures and how they will affect you.
    06/03/2004 Full list of public meetings.
    06/03/2004 Media event at Borthwick school on Monday 15th March.
    06/03/2004 Donald MacKay will attend Borthwick School Board meeting on 8th March.
    06/03/2004 Added - media articles from The Advertiser.
    06/03/2004 Added - feedback form.
    05/03/2004 MRSAG website goes live.

    Last Updated : 09 January 2008