Thanks to SK Barn, we learned that James McAvoy (swoon....) made an appeal to prevent cutbacks at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD). The news is found in BBC here, and the excerpt is below. Ooohh....
Salmond responds to actor's plea
First Minister Alex Salmond has written to Mr McAvoy saying the government is committed to maintaining "world class drama provision".
A number of high-profile stars have become involved in the RSAMD campaign.
Among those who had put their names to a letter to the first minister were Bill Patterson, Billy Boyd and Alan Cumming.
Doctor Who star David Tennant, who also attended the academy, has already given his support to the campaign.
Mr McAvoy, a former student, described the academy as a "treasure".
He said that without Scotland's only conservatoire, students would be forced to find training south of the border.Pic: Jane Austen Regency World Magazine, March/April 2007