§ MR. CALDWELL (Glasgow, St. Rollox)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether it is the case that the School Board of Rosemarkie contemplate removing the old academy at Fortrose from its present freehold site to a feu at a distance from the teachers' dwelling-house; at whose expense, whether ratepayers or endowment, is the new school to be built; whether the new school is to be an ordinary Board school or a higher class public school; whether the same is to be vested in and under the management of the School Board as a Board school, or in name of the School Board as the Governing Body of the endowment; whether the School Board have obtained the sanction of the Department to the contemplated change; and what is the cost of the proposed removal?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. P. B. ROBERTSON,) Bute
The School Board of Rosemarkie propose to remove the academy to another site which the Board hold to be more eligible. The question 699 of the tenure upon which the new site is held is not one which comes under their Lordship's cognisance, but there is no objection to the erection of a Board school on a feu. The School Board is the Governing Body of the endowment, and the question of the form in which the new school is to be vested is one on which they will doubtless be guided by their legal adviser. The Board propose to raise a loan of £1,850 on the security of the rates for the purpose, and have obtained the sanction of the Department to that loan.