£26.5m Brechin campus starts to take shape

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Headteacher Archie Bathgate joins head boy Connor Dunleavy and head girl Karolina Naglik outside the new Brechin Community Campus

PHASE one of the £26.5 million Brechin Community Campus has been completed.

Pupils have received a tour of the new building, which replaces Brechin High School. The campus has been developed by Angus Council in partnership with hub East Central Scotland, with construction led by Robertson Tayside.

Councillor Sheena Welsh, children and learning convener at Angus Council, said, “It is marvellous to see our young people in Brechin take their first steps into their new campus surroundings. The campus will provide a wonderful environment in which to learn and develop for this generation and many generations to come.

“As a focal point for Brechin, the new community campus will also provide the very best of modern facilities for residents of all ages.”

Kevin Dickson, regional managing director, Robertson Tayside, added, “We are delighted to have reached phase one completion of Brechin Community Campus. This landmark development will provide a terrific learning environment for pupils. The project continues Robertson’s track record of delivering similar developments in the area, with new schools worth in excess of £100 million completed in Forfar and Carnoustie in the last eight years.”

The new facility includes community leisure facilities, a performance space and accommodation for adult learning and youth activities.

The second phase of the project will involve the demolition of the old school building, provision of new car parking and a synthetic sports pitch. The campus is due to be completed in October this year.