Asked for her views, Ms Forbes told us she shared the concerns of both Strontian and Ardgour parents, and confirmed she has written to the director of education at Highland Council calling for this arrangement to be reviewed.
Arran will be running a similar survey and the same question is going to be asked on Coll and Tiree to see if communities support a two-tier ticket system like the one in Denmark that almost guarantees islanders space on services.
The review was carried out by HM Inspectors and explores a range of approaches taken by local authorities to support the health and wellbeing of their young people.
Argyll and Bute Council has apologised for dumping Gaelic school books in a skip by its old education offices in Oban, but parents who rescued 1,800 say they cannot redistribute these books back to schools, because the council has banned headteachers from talking to them
Argyll and Bute Council said a full investigation is under way after Gaelic books worth thousands of pounds were dumped in a skip but the incident has led to allegations of a lack of respect to those for who Gaelic is a whole way of life.
An urgent letter has been sent to Argyll and Bute Council’s executive director Douglas Hendry, copying in other high-level council officials, demanding apologies and answers.