New schools will be built in Oban and on North Uist as part of the Scottish Government’s Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme.
The government announced on Wednesday,September 26 2012,that there would be a new high school for Oban and a new primary school on North Uist among the next 30 new schools in the country,although neither building project is expected to start within the next 18 months.
Councillor Louise Glen Lee,chairwoman of Oban,Lorn and the Isles area committee,welcomed the Oban High School announcement:‘I believe Oban needs a high school that is fit for learning in the 21st century and I think this is very exciting for the prosperity of the town as a whole.’
The present high school was refurbished over a period of 10 years,the final phase being completed just over a decade ago.
The Scottish Government’s £1.25 billion fund will see the construction of 67 new schools built for more than 46,000 pupils,in every part of Scotland,by March 2018.
For the full details,see The Oban Times of October 4 2012,also available on line from the same date at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital