The Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP today announced that the replacement for Our Lady and St. Patrick’s High School (OLSP) will now proceed. The replacement had been delayed due to a change in funding classification as a result on the EU changing their accounting requirements last year.

The Scottish Government have been working with the UK Government and also the EU to conclude the classification issue as it has held up a number of projects across, Scotland, the UK and in other EU member states.

Both Stuart McMillan MSP and Cllr Gail Robertson have lobbied for the replacement of OLSP. Now that this funding classification issue has been concluded, Mr. McMillan said:

“I am delighted with today’s announcement and I’m sure that there will be many relieved parents today.

“The campaign to replace OLSP has had a few twists and turns over the years and the most recent with the funding classification change last year added to them.

“The replacement has now been given the green light to proceed, along with nine other school projects and two health projects in the West of Scotland.

Cllr. Robertson stated:

“This announcement is very welcome and I’m delighted that progress can now be made in replacing OLSP.

“I have spoken with many parents and pupils over recent months about their concern over the delays and I’m delighted to be able to share this positive news with them now.”


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