Tuesday, April 20, 1999 Published at 15:00 GMT 16:00 UK
Tiny school's closure fears
Gigha has about 100 inhabitants
BBC Scotland's Education Correspondent, Kenneth Macdonald, has been asking people in the Scottish education system what they want from the new Scottish Parliament. This week: the tiny primary school on the island of Gigha in the Inner Hebrides.
"I think we need time to consolidate the five to 14 curriculum and I think we need time to work on all the new initiatives that we've had in recent years in schools," she said.
The school is run by a six-member board, chaired by one of the parents, Margaret Wilkieson.
"And the importance of the community on the development, the social development mainly, of the children here.
The pupils' concerns are very down to earth - new roofs for buildings damaged in the winter's storms, better roads, a new play park.
Michael Sheriff wants a change to the timetable for the ferry which connects the island to Tayinloan on the Kintyre peninsula, which does not operate on Sundays in winter.