Date lodged: 31 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the City of Edinburgh Council's draft budget proposal to close the Edinburgh Music School and, in light of the potential educational and cultural impact of any closure, what action ministers can take or plan.
Answered by: John Swinney 13 November 2017
The Scottish Government highly values the role of all six centres of excellence in Scotland, including the City of Edinburgh Music School. We note that the City of Edinburgh Council has now withdrawn proposals which would have affected the City of Edinburgh Music School from its 2017-18 budget consultation.