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The constituency MSP for Skye has said she fully intends to keep pressing Highland Council for new schools at Broadford and Dunvegan after meeting with parents from the south of the island recently.
On Friday March 8, Kate Forbes spent an hour talking with concerned representatives of Broadford Primary School’s Parent Council, as they continue to keep the pressure on the local authority to build a new school.
The dilapidated primary building has limited disabled access, as well as no safe drinking water supply nor a gym hall for pupils.
Last month Highland Council confirmed that both Broadford and Dunvegan were now “key school investment priorities” and would be included in a future funding bid to the Scottish Government.
Over the past decade, Highland Council had not asked the Scottish Government for a single penny for a redevelopment project for either of the beleaguered buildings.
‘It is important for me to continue meeting parents at Broadford Primary School,’ said Ms Forbes.
‘I am determined to see a new school built in Broadford, but it won’t happen overnight.
‘That’s why it’s important to stay in touch, keep the conversation going and push for actions.’
Skye MSP Kate Forbes is keen to keep pressing Highland Council for action on ailing Broadford school.