The previous government allocated Pounds 3.2 million which would have allowed a new primary building in the area to go ahead and four existing schools to close. But this was not enough the replace the secondary department.
Savings on an island causeway project may hold the key to making extra money available for a new school if the Western Isles Council agrees. The Education Minister said that an unexpectedly lower tender price for the link to Berneray has freed more than Pounds 1 million which could be spent on a new two-year secondary school at Lochs in Lewis.
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