Gregory's Girl school Abronhill High 'to close' by 2013
- 19 September 2012
- From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
The secondary school immortalised in Scottish film Gregory's Girl could be closed under cost-cutting plans.
North Lanarkshire Council has informed parents that it wants to shut Abronhill High School, in Cumbernauld, from August 2013.
Exterior scenes for Bill Forsyth's 1981 romantic coming-of-age comedy were filmed at Abronhill.
The much-loved film starred John Gordon Sinclair as Gregory, Dee Hepburn as Dorothy and Clare Grogan as Susan.
Parents of pupils at Abronhill High were informed about the closure plans in a letter on Tuesday.
The council is proposing to close the school from August 2013, with pupils transferring to Cumbernauld High, which itself may be replaced at a later date by a new build school.
It is understood the Abronhill closure will save the council more than £1m a year.
The plan is expected to go before councillors next month, after which a public consultation will be held.
One parent who contacted the BBC said the letter had been "very upsetting" for parents.
She said: "We as parents are very angry and upset that they are doing this to yet another school in our area.
"They have already closed a primary school and a nursery in Abronhill and they are punishing our kids once again."