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March 8 2016

Robertson to build £8.7m Skye Gaelic school
Robertson Construction has been awarded an £8.7m contract to build a new Gaelic primary school in Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Incorporating a series of ventilation chimneys Portree Gaelic Primary School will be given over to largely public spaces on the ground floor with classrooms situated above, all enclosed by a simple palette of timber, fibre cement and pre cast concrete panels.

In a statement Highland Council's in-house architects said: “A number of voids are taken from the simple volume to form a generous entrance canopy, and for the future classrooms. Coloured shutters will protect these spaces and at the same time offer the opportunity to bring a vibrant message through key Gaelic words and phrases around the idea of learning.”

The school is due to break ground later this year following demolition of the Margaret Carnegie Hostel in March and will become operational in late 2017.


#1 Posted by pleasantfield on 9 Mar 2016 at 17:32 PM
Well I'm sure the kids will like going into prison every day. Grim cubist architecture( maybe).
Its long past time we created something more inspiring for our kids to look back on with fondness.
ps I thought fibre cement and precast concrete panels went out with the Ark.
D to the R
#2 Posted by D to the R on 10 Mar 2016 at 13:28 PM
Why are the school selling soil?
#3 Posted by Dom on 10 Mar 2016 at 16:25 PM
Hmm. Statement source has changed from "Rural Design" earlier to "Highland Councils in-house architect". Wonder why - RD trying to distance themselves...?

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