25 January 2016
More than 6,500 pupils are set to benefit from the construction of 19 new schools across Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today.
— Scot Gov Health (@scotgovhealth) January 25, 2016
A £230 million investment, part of the final phase of the £1.8 billion ‘Schools for the Future’ programme, will take the overall number of schools being delivered to 112. All 19 schools will be completed by 2020.
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) January 25, 2016
Since the Schools for the Future programme began it has created an estimated 11,000 construction jobs and 230 apprenticeships.
— QueenMargaretAcademy (@QMAOfficial) January 25, 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today met pupils and teachers at Queen Margaret Academy in South Ayrshire which is set to be replaced.
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) January 25, 2016
The First Minister said:
“We are working hard to improve educational standards across the country to make sure that every child in Scotland has the ability to achieve their potential. Part of that is making sure that children have the right physical environment to learn in.
The 19 schools to be rebuilt are:
• Aberdeenshire – Inverurie Academy
• Angus – Hayshead Primary School, Muirfield Primary School and Ladyloan Primary School
• Clackmannanshire – Abercromby Primary School
• East Dunbartonshire – St Agatha’s Primary School
• East Lothian – Wallyford Primary School
• Edinburgh – Queensferry Community High School
• Falkirk – Mariner Support Service
• Glasgow – Blairdardie Primary School and Carntyne Primary School
• Highland – Alness Academy
• Inverclyde – Kilmacolm Primary School
• Moray – Lossiemouth High School
• North Lanarkshire – Cumbernauld Academy
• Renfrewshire – St Fergus Primary School
• South Ayrshire – Queen Margaret Academy
• South Lanarkshire – Burnside Primary School
• Stirling – St Margaret’s Primary School