Hundreds turn up for a protest to save St Joseph’s Primary School

Over 100 people turned up to stage a protest outside the council’s headquarters last Thursday (May 15) as councillors were due to vote on the future of Milngavie’s only primary school.

Parents were hoping that the politicians would listen to their pleas - to save St Joseph’s Primary School and 140 years of Catholic education in Milngavie.

However, they voted 14 to 10 for the proposal to merge the school with St Andrew’s Primary School in Bearsden in a new building at the St Andrew’s site.

Milngavie Community Council (MCC) also opposes the plan and they wrote to Milngavie councillors recently to tell them they think the closure would be detrimental to the community.

The Catholic Church has also spoken out against the decision and they hope it will be overturned. They believe it should be called in by the Scottish Government.