Scotland outlines schools plan

26 September 2012 The Scottish government has unveiled the latest round of schools to receive a share of its £1.25bn Schools for the Future programme.
Thirty schools have been identified to be built under the third and final phase of the initiative, which will have delivered 67 schools across the country by the time it is completed.

An extra 12 schools have been included in the project due to savings achieved by the Scottish Futures Trust during procurement.

“We have met every local authority’s request for priority builds and added an extra 12 schools to the programme because of the Scottish Futures Trust’s vigorous commitment to value for money,” said Scottish Education Secretary Michael Russell. “More schools are being built, and faster, but for the same level of investment as originally planned.

“By identifying all 30 schools now, we can get the projects moving and offer some certainty to one of Scotland’s key industries, providing a welcome boost to our economic recovery.”

The 30 schools in the final wave are:

  • Aberdeen City Council – new secondary to replace Torry and Kincorth Academies*  (R)
  • Aberdeenshire Council – Alford Community Campus* (R)
  • Angus Council – Forfar Academy* (R)
  • Argyll & Bute Council – Oban High School (R)
  • City of Edinburgh Council – St John’s Primary School (C)
  • Clackmannanshire Council – Craigbank Primary School (C)
  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – New Primary School in North Uist (C)
  • Dumfries & Galloway Council – Crichton 15+ secondary school (R)
  • Dundee City Council – Baldragon Academy (R)
  • East Ayrshire Council – New secondary to replace Kilmarnock and James Hamilton Academies (R)
  • East Dunbartonshire Council – New primary school (C)
  • East Renfrewshire Council – Barrhead High School* (R)
  • Falkirk Council – Carrongrange ASN School (C)
  • Fife Council – New secondary to replace Buckhaven and Kirkland High Schools* (R)
  • Glasgow City Council – Garscadden Primary School (C)          
  • Highland Council – Inverness Royal Academy* (R)
  • Inverclyde Council – St Patrick’s Primary School (C) (refurb)
  • Midlothian Council – Newbattle High School* (R)
  • Moray Council – Elgin High School* (R)
  • North Ayrshire Council – New secondary to replace Ardrossan and Auchenharvie Academies (R)
  • North Lanarkshire Council – Greenfaulds High School* (R)
  • Perth & Kinross Council – New secondary school (R)
  • Renfrewshire Council – New ASN school (C)
  • Scottish Borders Council – Kelso High School* (R)
  • Shetland Islands Council – Anderson High School* (R)
  • South Ayrshire Council – Marr College* (R)
  • South Lanarkshire Council – New primary to replace Halfmerke Primary School and West Mains ASN school (C)
  • Stirling Council – St Ninian’s Primary School (C)
  • West Dunbartonshire Council – Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School (R)
  • West Lothian Council – West Calder High School (C) (refurb)

* denotes schools that could start construction with next 12 -18 months.

ASN – Additional Support Needs

(R) – NPD revenue financed

(C) – capital financed

This page was last updated on:
9 September 2014.

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