11 Oct 2015

Barrhead High School

Pupils, parents and teachers at Barrhead High School are rightly concerned about when work will start on the construction of the new Barrhead High School after the uncertainty caused by the transition to the European system of accounts 2010. I raised the question at Holyrood and was told that the project is unlikely to reach financial close over the coming weeks. It is disappointing news to say the least. The present building is quite frankly not fit for purpose and this situation is impacting on the future of those young people having to cope with such a building. Thank you to all those parents who signed the online petition calling for the Scottish Government to release immediate funding to allow the project to go ahead. In the meantime I will keep pushing the Scottish Government to give the early go ahead.