Save Abronhill High School campaign welcomes celebrity Twitter support

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 17:49 GMT on Friday, 2nd November 2012.

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CUMBERNAULD’S Save Abronhill High School campaign has received a large amount of social media support from a number of actors, authors, journalists and singers.
The campaign has been looking for a public support for the past few weeks although the online campaign has gathered support from ITV’s Ross King, actress and Cumbernauld breed Lynn Fergusson, Daily Record journalist Tam Cowan and actor Colin McCredie.
The signs of support come as North Lanarkshire Council’s consultation of the rationalisation of Cumbernauld’s Abronhill High School and Cumbernauld High Schools enters into its fourth week.
The Twitter campaign has seen a whole host of big names retweet the official campaign’s “Show your support to save Abronhill High School and retweet this post”.
Names who have retweeted the campaign’s message include:
  • Ross King, Broadcaster, ITV Daybreak's Showbiz correspondent.
  • Stuart Hepburn, Screenwriter and Actor and Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting and Contemporary Screen Acting at UWS.
  • Patrick Harkins, Film Maker, Director and Writer.
  • Lynn Fergusson, Actress and Writer.
  • Graeme Stirling, Actor.
  • Kahleen Crawford, Casting Agent for Kahleen Crawford Casting.
  • Dr. K. A. Laity, Author and Lecturer in medieval literature, film, digital humanities and popular culture at the College of Saint Rose.
  • Simon Weir, Actor, Producer, Footballer, Manager and Chairman of 3rd Lanark.
  • Irvine Welsh, Author of books, short stories, screenplays and stage works.
  • Steve Boggan, Journalist, Writer and the 'Ten Dollar Guy'.
  • Justin Leighton, Photographer for Top Gear, Nikon's Press Photographer of the Year in 1997.
  • The Vaselines, Band.
  • Colin McCredie, Stage and Screen Actor.
  • Eugene Kelly, Singer, songwriter.
  • Tam Cowan, Journalist.
Even Alec Ciderson, one of Robert Florence's characters from BBC Scotland’s smash hit comedy Burnistoun got round to showing his support, tweeting: “I feel sorry for the pupils at Abronhill High School with it being under threat from these nasty councillors at NLC.go fight them kids”, on Sunday 2nd October at 4.02pm.