Contracts awarded for Salen and Port Charlotte school works

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Plans to refurbish Salen and Port Charlotte Primary Schools are moving ahead.

Contracts to carry out the work have been awarded to construction companies based on Mull and in Lochgilphead.

Mull’s TSL has been awarded the contract for the £1.3million project at the island’s Salen Primary and MacLeod Construction Ltd will take on the £450,000 project at Port Charlotte Primary on Islay.

The work is being carried out as part of Argyll and Bute Council’s commitment to deliver 1,140 hours Early and Childcare and will see extensions added to both schools as well as improvements inside the existing buildings.

Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for education, Councillor Yvonne Mcneilly welcomed the news said the massive investment is to make sure children and young people have a first class learning environment.

‘I’m delighted that the contracts have been awarded to two well-known local companies and I look forward to seeing the projects come alive over the next few months,’ she said.

Policy Lead for Commercial Services Councillor Alasdair Redman added: ‘Not only will the refurbishments benefit pupils who already attend these schools, they will enable people to see the great teaching and learning opportunities we have in the area and hopefully encourage more families to move to Argyll and Bute.

‘It’s also great that two local businesses have been awarded the contracts for the work, helping to support them and their staff, and build up the local economy.’