#FMQs: Music school closure plans raised by Green MSP

The potential closure of a prestigious music school in Edinburgh was raised by a Green MSP at First Minister’s Questions today.

Lothian MSP Andy Wightman joined with Green councillors from the city last week to persuade the council to listen to parents’ and pupils’ from the City of Edinburgh Music School before taking a decision.

Andy Wightman MSP said:

“I am utterly opposed to this proposal. It makes no sense from an educational point of view and represents a substantial cut in music tuition across the city. Closing one of Scotland’s national centres of excellence in the arts is indefensible and I will work with our team of Green councillors to do everything I can to make sure parents and pupils voices are heard before any decisions are taken.”

“I’m pleased that the First Minister agrees with my request for the council to seriously consider the importance of the school to the capital and indeed all of Scotland, before coming to a decision.”