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Friday, 27 April, 2001, 22:08 GMT 23:08 UK
Rescue package saves school
Rannoch School
A rescue committee raised 1m to save the school
One of Scotland's leading private schools has been saved from closure following a successful 1m fund-raising campaign.

Rannoch School in Perthshire had been under threat of closure because of falling pupil numbers.

But the Board of Governors announced that a six-week campaign by a rescue committee made up of parents and former pupils to raise 1m had succeeded.

Alan Craig, one of the committee co-ordinators, said: "We are absolutely delighted that the campaign to raise 1m has been successful and that the school's Board of Governors has been able to lift the threat of closure."

He said the Royal Bank of Scotland had given its backing to the rescue package at a meeting.

Mr Craig added: "The Royal Bank of Scotland's backing for the rescue package we have put together and the continued support they have offered to the school will allow us to look forward to a bright future for Rannoch.

"It will enable staff to concentrate their efforts on continuing to offer a unique educational opportunity for children from Scotland and throughout the world."

Founded in 1959, Rannoch School, which has 140 pupils, is an independent coeducational boarding school situated on the shores of Loch Rannoch in Pitlochry.

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