SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has hailed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing £10.5m in Inverclyde, on the same day the SNP Scottish Government has opened a hat-trick of new high school buildings in Largs, Dundee and Edinburgh.
A total of £8.4m has been invested in building new Inverclyde schools and a further £2.1m has been spent refurbishing schools in the council area under the SNP since 2009, and a total of 750 schools have been built or refurbished since the SNP came to power in Scotland.
The Scottish Government’s school building programme that launched in 2009 will see the construction or refurbishment of 117 schools in total by March 2020, 87 of which are already open.
The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP said:
“The SNP Scottish Government is investing in building and refurbishing schools in every local authority across the country through Scotland’s £1.8bn Schools for the Future programme, including over £10 million investment in Inverclyde.
“Over £8m of these funds were spent on St. Patrick’s Primary School and Craigmarloch School’s new buildings, both of which are fantastic additions to Scotland’s education estate that demonstrate the SNP Government’s commitment to ensuring our young people and teachers can thrive in modern school buildings.
“Over £2m was also spent on the refurbishment of Kilmacolm Primary School which although sits within Inverclyde’s council boundary, is in fact within Derek Mackay MSP’s parliamentary constituency.”
“Supporting Inverclyde’s pupils, teachers, parents and wider communities with state of the art school buildings, combined with the £170m Attainment Scotland Funding this year, will help ensure that every child in Scotland gets the best possible start in life, no matter what school they go to.”
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