Reinstate our school librarians in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute Council’s budget cuts included the removal of librarians in secondary schools from the end of term, 30th June. A cut to qualified school librarians is a cut to all young people’s opportunities.

  •  School librarians provide support for independent learning in all areas of the curriculum. 
  • They help young people learn how to learn: skills those youngsters will need to be successful in any future education, job or career. 
  • They provide access to computers for many who do not have access to the internet at home. They help young people learn how to use information technology for learning. 
  • They provide a safe haven for youngsters with additional support needs, for example at breaks, lunch time and after school, by providing a place to socialise, to relax and to learn.
  • Librarians give all young people a place to read, to daydream, to think creatively, to grow intellectually. They put the right book in the right child’s hands at the right time. 

 On Mull, Tiree and Islay this budget option will have an even more devastating impact as young people will be left with limited access to public library facilities. The Council should not be compounding the challenges already faced by its remote rural communities. It should be promoting achievement, not putting stumbling blocks in its path.

 We, the undersigned, appeal to all 36 Argyll and Bute councillors to discard this option when considering budget choices.

 We call on them to reinstate our secondary school librarians.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Dick Walsh
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Rory Colville
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr David Kinniburgh
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Ellen Morton
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Aileen Morton
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr James Robb
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Gary Mulvaney
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Vivien Dance
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Robert G MacIntyre
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Maurice corry
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    George Freeman
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr William Gordon Blair
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Alex McNaughton
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Bruce Marshall
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Sandy Taylor
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Douglas Philand
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Donald MacMillan
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Anne Horn
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr John McAlpine
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Robin Currie
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Donald Kelly
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr John Armour
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Isobel Strong
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Robert MacIntyre
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Len Scoullar
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Michael Breslin
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr James McQueen
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Neil MacIntyre
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Alistair MacDougall
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Roddy McCuish
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Mary-Jean Devon
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Iain Stewart MacLean
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Julie McKenzie
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Elaine Robertson
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Kieron Green
  • Argyll and Bute Council
    Cllr Richard Trail


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