Dumfries & Galloway education department want to close Carsphairn school for good.

The school has served the community for close to 300 years and in that time has provided its pupils with a good education, passing all inspections with flying colours.

Our school has represented the beating heart of the community and has brought the community together in so many ways, organising school plays and concerts, beetle drives, Christmas and other fairs, representing Carsphairn in regional music competitions, singing in our community garden amongst many other activities.

We are witnessing a movement of people often from urban areas to rural locations as a result of the pandemic and the community council believe this trend may well continue, including families with young children. Most of the houses that were for sale in Carsphairn over the past few years have sold in the last couple of years.

Closing our school would seriously undermine Carsphairn’s sustainability into the future as we need younger families to help regenerate our area. The Community Council will fight to prevent closure. We are currently investigating the building of much needed affordable housing to attract younger families.

If you are against school closure, it would help if as many people as possible would write or email to state your opposition to this action to show that Carsphairn is very much against closure.

Statutory Consultation Period: Monday 5th September to Friday 4th November 2022.

The public meeting regarding proposed closure is on:

Thursday 29th September,
Lagwyne Hall,
6 to 8pm.

If you oppose closure, it would help to show your opposition by attending this meeting and even speaking against the proposed closure.

Hard letters should be sent to:

Statutory Consultation-Carsphairn Primary School,
Dumfries & Galloway Council,
Militia House,
109/111 English Street,
DG1 2HR.

The following link provides full information as to the timetable of events and why Dumfries & Galloway Council think the school should be closed.

Statutory Consultation Proposal
Carsphairn Primary School

For further info or help email Liz Holmes or telephone 016446066.

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Dumfries and Galloway Council are currently considering the closure of Carsphairn primary school. This decision would be a tragic loss to our rural community, who have depended on the school for nearly 300 years.

Please sign the petition below to demonstrate to D&G Council that there is a strong interest and need to keep the school in use, now and into the future.

Click here to support this petition on change.org.

Carsphairn Community Council

For the latest from CCC -

Agenda - 26th September '22 Unapproved Minutes - August '22
If you'd like to contact Carsphairn Community Council or be added to the email distribution list, click here to email the Secretary.

Please contact the following if you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise:

Liz Holmes



Matt Hickman

07531 035824