SCOTLAND'S most senior councillors are to debate a controversial decision by ministers to reject plans to make it easier to close village schools.
SCHOOLS in rural areas, more so than in urban centres, are a focus for whole communities and decisions affecting them arouse deep passions.
MINISTERS are on a collision course with councils after rejecting plans to make it easier to close village schools.
CHARLIE Montgomery wrote justifiably on the loss of relevance when naming merged colleges (Letters, June 7).
CONTROVERSIAL decisions on the closure of rural schools could be handed over to an independent body under plans being considered by the Scottish Government.