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Scottish Schools for the Future phase three announced

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October 24 2011

Scottish Schools for the Future phase three announced
First Minister Alex Salmond has unveiled plans to construct or refurbish an additional 30 schools in the latest phase of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme.

This will double the number of schools financed under the £1.25bn scheme and is 12 more than the government initially planned – something they attribute to the “efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure investment in Scotland.”

Salmond said: “We want schools fit for purpose for every child in Scotland and will help Local Authorities to achieve this aim. We will continue to prioritise spend on areas that will directly support jobs and growth. Investing in school infrastructure is part of this work.”

Since 2007 some 330 schools have been built or refurbished (12.5% of all schools in Scotland).

Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community Primary School, near Livingstone, was the first school to be financed under the scheme to break ground.

2 Comments

P
#1 Posted by P on 26 Oct 2011 at 12:58 PM
a pity that (yet again) its not linked to a proactive requirement as to what happens to the redundant school buildings ... so much for sustainability and valuing their embodied energy!
draw it
#2 Posted by draw it on 27 Oct 2011 at 09:10 AM
P, the schools of the 60s were not exactly built to last, hence the need for new ones. Now while that may have been a missed oppurtunity then, it's certainly a great oppurtunity now and is keeping people in jobs.. and although the schools we're building just now are not exactly built to last either, in 30-40 years time their replacement will be providing the next generation of punters with jobs.. i would argue that that's extremely sustainable!! in the broader sense..

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