Well that is it!. The powers that be have decided and only the Scottish Government can change things. So I had a few thoughts. Like is it so bad to stay at the Halls of Residence in the week and go home at weekends. Remember that a lot of the members of the UK government went to public schools where they went there before term started and came home when it ended. And of course some went to prep school which meant they were even younger leaving home. Fair number of the opposition had the same educational experience as did lots of civil servants. So I think saying that closing the school will wreck home life may well fall on deaf ears.
As will talking about the bairns getting sea sick. Got a couple of options there. Move to somewhere without any sea or home educate.
Families are going to leave?. Bet others would be happy to move there and would even be delighted to lose the older kids during the week.
Need the help of the kids on the croft?. Hire an eastern European and pay proper wages.
Does that sound terrible?. Well it is not exactly how I feel but the sort of things are going to be raised by those in favour of closure so those who want to keep the secondary department open need answers to this sort of thing.