Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:55 GMT on Tuesday, 13th November 2012.
Lawyer suggests council may be breaking Schools Act nine times in attempt to amalgamate Abronhill and Cumbernauld High Schools

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CUMBERNAULD South Councillor Paddy Hogg has said that North Lanarkshire Council’s proposed plans to amalgamate Abronhill and Cumbernauld High School are in breach of the Schools Act (2010).

Addressing the Save Abronhill High School Facebook group, the SNP Councillor said: “Just to let you guys know I have spoken to a lawyer in some detail and he has advised me that in his professional view there are 9 points on which you can ask the Scottish Education Secretary to consider a call in.”

It is advice which the campaign was hoping to see earlier in the campaign, and the Councillor’s public announcement of the legal expertise adds more fuel to the campaign against the amalgamation.

The legal advice, however, could prove indecisive in the campaign as the Save Abronhill High School Working Group have announced that they have close to 4,000 names on a petition against the council’s proposals.  

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