Bad news from St Boswells
. Borders Councillors have voted to close both Hutton and Burnmouth schools with effect from the end of the next academic year-which in effect means at the end of this as many parents will probably vote with their feet and take their children off to Chirnside with its 25 plus classes. All is not, theoritically, lost as there is a right of appeal to the Scottish Executive but I would be astonished if this succeeds. Very sad. THe end of an era of good and happy schooling for the community's children and another village institution discarded. The economies of scale and rationalisation rule ok and the children and their families will have to live with it.