Council outlines plan to invest £8.8m in school building improvements

MORAY Council has set out its plan to invest £8.8 million in improving its school buildings in the next financial year.

Almost £5 million of this is dedicated to new build projects – £4.1 million for the new Lossiemouth High School, £378,000 and £340,000 for Linwood and Findrassie primary schools respectively.

Fourteen other primary and secondary schools will see works to the value of around £4 million, including drainage, heating system and water replacements, rewiring, roofing and external rendering.

Chair of Moray Council’s children and young person’s committee, councillor Sonya Warren, said, “We know there are significant improvements needed to our learning estate to provide the best possible learning environments. Wide-scale and meaningful engagement is planned on how this looks in 10-20 years from now as part of our aspirational and investment-driven £300 million learning estate strategy.

“Meanwhile it’s hugely important that we continue to invest in our school buildings so that, for our current learners, they are as close to BB standard for suitability and condition as we can achieve within the resources we have available.”