Huttonian's GP says that there is no flu yet in the borders. So I haven't got it. So that's alright then. Apparently it is a bronchial infection ....*
A very well placed source has revealed that after the decision on the closure of Hutton and Burnmouth there was a bit of attempted skullduggery by the educational authorities to frustrate any appeal procedure. Burnmouth has a statutory right of appeal to the Scottish Executive/Parliament as its school roll was above 75%-18 out a capacity of 2o in a single teacher school. Hutton, ditto, as it is more than 5 miles from the nearest alternative The Borders Educators poring over their high tech maps and satellite imagery find that Hutton to Chirnside is dog widdle short of 5 miles taking the Bluestone Ford route which cuts quite a corner off the regular C roads. The Ford is hard enough in a private car-but frequently impassable after heavy rain but no school bus could possible attempt it. If they try and push this they could be made to look a trifle foolish. AS for Burnmouth, apparently a pupil left last week so the magic 75% no longer applies for the moment-but this may be right technically but seems a shabby manouevre.
* further medical details excised for the common good. Ed Blog