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Safeguarding our rural schools and improving school consultation procedures Responses, 17/10/08 [S]
The Scottish Government has published the responses they received to the consultation 'Safeguarding our rural schools and improving school consultation procedures'.

Moving Scotland Forward: The Government's Programme for Scotland 2008-09, 03/09/08 [S]
In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Alex Salmond set out the Scottish Government's priorities - both legislative and non-legislative - contained in a document Moving Scotland Forward.

Rural Scotland Key Facts 2008: People and Communities, Services and Lifestyle, Economy and Enterprise, 01/09/08 [S]
This National Statisitcs Publication for Scotland summarises key facts relevant to rural Scotland and compares rural, accessible rural and the rest of Scotland.

Scottish Government Urban Rural Classification 2007-2008, 07/08/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication identifying urban and rural areas based on settlement size and drive times.

Rural Schools and Improving School Consultation Procedures Consultation, 01/05/08 - 19/09/08 [S]
Scottish Government Consultation seeking views on proposals to improve the way closures are handled and ensure the decision to close a rural school is one of last resort. Consultation to 19 September 2008.

Rural Schools Written Answer, 02/04/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Murdo Fraser's (Con) question asking the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish a proposal for legislation on protecting rural schools.

Schools Written Answer, 04/03/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Christina McKelvie's (SNP) question asked the Scottish Executive how many rural school closure decisions have been reversed by ministers in each year since 1999 and who the responsible minister was in each case.

Rural schools debate, 28/02/08 [S]
During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 28 February 2008 MSPs debated the topic of rural schools' closures. During the debate the Minister for Schools and Skills, Maureen Watt, informed members that the Scottish Government intend to publish proposals on the closure of rural schools for consultation at the end of March.

Drivers of Youth Out-Migration from Rural Scotland, 31/01/08 [S]
A review of the research literature to explore the key drivers of youth out-migration from rural Scotland.

Rural Schools Written Answer, 18/01/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Cathy Jamiesonís (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it intends to introduce a mechanism of local authority finance which will provide local authorities with an incentive to maintain small rural schools.