Why are Scottish councils closing their outdoor centres?
The benefits of Outdoor Learning and the residential experience have been researched and yet they are not seen as a valuable resource for the future.
Staff at Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre in Argyll and Bute were called in for an emergency meeting.
Glasgow City Council officials told them that the centre - one of the largest of its type in Scotland - would be closing in less than four months.
The closure was part of a raft of savings in the council's 2020-21 budget which were due to be announced in a few hours. By the end of the day, the budget was voted through and the centre's fate appeared sealed.
The 44 staff at Blairvadach, on the east shore of Gare Loch, were left shocked by the decision, which quickly sparked a campaign to save the centre.
Glasgow's decision to close Blairvadach, which opened more than 45 years ago, mirrors a story that has been repeated across Scotland in recent decades.
Recent research by the University of Stirling found there were 123 residential centres in 1982, more than 70 of them run by local authorities.
By 2018 that had fallen to 64 centres, with less than a dozen owned by councils.
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STOP PRESS - 2nd March
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