So as one observant correspondent predicted on this blog just a few weeks ago, the closure of Plockton School of Traditional Music has been averted in the nick of time.
Education minister Michael Russell galloped in this morning with a cheque for £200,000 for 2012/2013 and 2014/2015 when the facility had expected to close.
The deal is based on a partnership with the West Highland College UHI (University of the Highlands and Islands) and on a number of cost-cutting measures which would save the centre up to £50,000 a year.
If the college agrees, and accepts the grant, it would then run a national certificate in traditional music.
And what about Highland Council, whose withdrawal of their £300,000 annual funding, caused all the hoohah in the first place?
They must still approve the new agreement, and may still have their share of responsibility for the centre.
Highland Council leader Michael Foxley says the whole situation has been positive - showing the extent of the support for the centre, including an internet petition, and a noisy campaign by musicians and music lovers across the world.
Many of those supporters will now be asked to put their money where their mouths are, to support the continuing upkeep of the centre.
Speaking on Good Morning Scotland today, Mr Foxley said the campaign had thrown up lots of previously overlooked options for funding, including weekend staffing and travel costs. A silver lining amongst a lot of black clouds.
And while a cause for celebration in the traditional music world, you can't help wondering whether the wider and more aggressive cuts to music and arts education across the country will be as much of a cause celebre.
Or indeed as simple to resolve.