Abronhill High campaigners hold 'standing room only' public meeting
Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
Published at 18:40 GMT on Tuesday 26th February, 2013.
Picture is copyright of the Save Abronhill High campaign.
 
ABRONHILL Community Facility was standing room only as local residents turned out in their numbers to learn about the next steps of the Save Abronhill High School campaign, on Wednesday 20th February.
 
The public meeting followed North Lanarkshire Council’s decision, on Wednesday 6th February, to close Abronhill High School, next year.
 
Abronhill High School was the backdrop for Bill Forsyth’s class Scottish cult film, Gregory’s Girl. Now, however, the scene has been lit for the school’s closure.
 
 
Save Abronhill High School campaigners have however, declared that the fight will go on as the campaign utilised the community gathering to urge people to take up their pens and write to the Scottish Government; requesting a Ministerial Call-in.
 
Commenting on the night of the meeting, a campaign spokesman said: “Our public meeting last night was a huge success. It showed the true extent of civic pride, and that the community are still ready and willing to fight for the local high school to stay put.”
 
The Save Abronhill High School campaign have produced a letter template and a bullet-pointed list of reasons why Abronhill High School shouldn’t close, based on flawed council figures, unsafe walking routes and the economic impact of the high school’s closure. Today, the responses were presented to the Scottish Government, at Victoria Quay, in Edinburgh. 
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