Players in 'only game in town'

10th July 1998 at 01:00
Aberdeenshire - new 1,000-pupil secondary, Garioch Academy at Oldmeldrum, to relieve the pressures on Ellon and Inverurie academies at a cost of Pounds 11 million. Replacement for the substandard Banff primary costing Pounds 4 million.

East Renfrewshire - Pounds 15 million scheme to replace Mearns primary with a new 900-pupil school and a 26-classroom extension to St Ninian's High. The 48 janitors, cleaners and catering staff affected have been offered other posts within the council if they do not wish to transfer to the private consortium.

Edinburgh - Pounds 70 million scheme involves new buildings for seven primaries, upgrading three secondaries and replacing the condemned St Thomas of Aquin's High. Rationalising primary and special schools with the loss of 11.

Fife - Pounds 32 million scheme to replace Queen Anne High in Dunfermline, extend and upgrade Beath High in Cowdenbeath and build a new school for Cellardyke primary in Anstruther.

Glasgow - Pounds 136 million bid involves two new secondaries (Pounds 27 million) and refurbishing the remaining 27 (Pounds 67.6 million). Seven major secondary extensions (Pounds 24.5 million), upgrading IT (Pounds 14.5 million) and one new primary (Pounds 2million).

Highland - Pounds 16 million to provide new secondaries at Ardnamurchan and Glenurquhart, and primary schools at Tomatin and Spean Bridge.

Midlothian - plans would create a Pounds 39 million "community campus" to help regenerate Dalkeith. St David's Roman Catholic High and Dalkeith High would both occupy the site, providing 2,500 places. The council stresses the two schools would be separately managed but would share access to facilities such as science labs, IT suites, sports and leisure provision. The Catholic Church backs the proposal.

Special needs pupils who currently attend Lugton and Westfield schools would be catered for in the secondary complex and in a new 250-place primary. The Dalkeith campus would also house a swimming pool and arts, leisure and library facilities.

Stirling - Pounds 15 million replacement for Balfron High, for which a short leet of three consortia has already been drawn up.

West Lothian - Pounds 27 million bid to upgrade Bathgate, Broxburn and Whitburn academies and improve primary accommodation in Linlithgow.

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