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Bagpipe Tuition in Argyll Schools

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

I would like to request information on the budget and resource allocated to the teaching of the Bagpipes in Argyll Schools and how this has been allocated over the last five years. I note that in the Cowal area of the council there are only two days teaching provided for all schools, which is down from 5 before lockdown.

The reason I have made this request as I have witnessed the decline in young players taking part in Highland games, workshops and other events in Argyll, which also puts them at risk.

We have to promote our culture and understand the economic benefits that is can bring or it will die.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

Ronnie Cairns

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Ronnie Cairns

Request for information: Bagpipe Tuition in Argyll Schools

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:14556.

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2022-09-05
00:00:00. We hope to respond within this timescale but, due to the
staffing/capacity issues with COVID-19, some requests may take little
longer.

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with the Council in regard to this request.

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Dear Mr Cairns

 

Request for information: Bagpipe Tuition in Argyll Schools

Reference: argyllbuteir:14556.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

I have provided the following information in fulfilment of your request:

 

I would like to request information on the budget and resource allocated
to the teaching of the Bagpipes in Argyll Schools and how this has been
allocated over the last five years. I note that in the Cowal area of the
council there are only two days teaching provided for all schools, which
is down from 5 before lockdown.

The table below shows budgeted staff costs and FTE.  We have not included
a budget for any non-staffing budgets/consumables as this changes annually
and is for all IMS instruction so is not specifically allocated to piping
tuition.

 

Year Budget FTE
2021-22 £230,635 4.5
2020-21 £197,360 3.9
2019-20 £191,671 3.9
2018-19 £167,147 3.9
2017-18 £161,068 3.9

 

 

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Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Fiona Anderson   [5]CSE
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Dear foi,

I am still waiting on the answer to my original request. I had asked what the budget was and how this was allocated to the various areas.

The main issue I have is the difference between funding allocation for piping tuition in the Cowal, Bute and Helensburgh areas and areas like Oban and Campbeltown, who seem to have full-time tuition.

Yours sincerely,

Ronnie Cairns

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Mr Cairns,

Thank you for your email below. I note that your request for review has been made slightly over the 40 day timescale provided within the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, however, I can confirm that your request will be taken forward.
A response will be issued from the Executive Director by 8th December 2022.

Regards
Fiona

Fiona Anderson
Compliance and Regulatory Officer
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Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Lochgilphead
Argyll
PA31 8RT
Tel: 01546 604255
Email: [email address]

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Dear Mr Cairns,

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

Section 20 review - argyllbuteir:14556

 

I refer to your email of 9 November 2022 which has been dealt with as a
request for a review of how we dealt with your request for information
dated 8 August. I note that the response was sent within the 20 working
day timescale on 5 September.

 

I consider the response to your request and sought further information
from Education and have attached a breakdown of the budget for each area
within the local authority for each of the years from 2017-18 through to
2021-22.

 

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may appeal on a point of law to the Court of Session.

 

Regards

Douglas Hendry

 

Douglas Hendry, Executive Director

Monitoring Officer / IJB Standards Officer

 

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