Archive for November, 2016

Warddykes Primary School celebrates official opening

Songs and celebrations, as well as the unveiling of a commemorative plaque were in order at Warddykes Primary School to mark the official opening of the brand new school. Pupils and staff gathered to celebrate the occasion with Cllr Sheena Welsh, Convener of Children and Learning carrying out the ceremonial duties. They were also joined by representatives from hub East Central Scotland and contractors Robertson Tayside, as well as the Reverend Martin Fair from St Andrew’s Church and Dave Webster from Arbroath Town Mission and other invited guests. Head teacher Alison Galloway thanked everyone for their attendance. Cllr Welsh said:…

New Fire Service Facility Now Operational

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has officially opened a new state-of-the-art facility at Dundee to maintain its fleet of emergency vehicles. It will join forces with an existing facility at Inverness to ensure communities across the North are protected in times of emergency. The new Asset Resource Centre at Claverhouse was opened by Annabelle Ewing, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs in Dundee today, 17 November. It represents a £3.75m investment that brings together 35 staff – including experienced mechanics, stores, ICT and property specialists. It includes a substantial garage for maintenance of fire engines, an IT…

TIMMERGREENS SCHOOL OFFICIALLY OPENED

  Pupils, staff and officials gathered at Timmergreens Primary School to officially mark the school’s opening. Angus Council Depute Provost Alex King unveiled a commemorative plaque to formally mark the advent of the modern learning facility, surrounded by guests including Cllr Sheena Welsh, Convener for Children and Learning, head teacher Jacqueline Smith along with children and staff and representatives from contractors Robertson Tayside and procurement partners hub East Central Scotland and Rev Alasdair Graham. They were joined by a number of former staff and pupils in admiring the current school roll’s 21st century surroundings. Cllr Welsh said: “The children and…

WORK UNDERWAY AT NEW SCHOOL IN GRANGEMOUTH

  Children and young people with additional support needs in the Falkirk area will benefit from a modern new facility thanks to the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future building programme. Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, led the sod cutting at the site for the new £9m additional support needs secondary school that will replace Carrongrange. The project is being delivered by hub East Central Scotland for Falkirk Council in partnership with Ogilvie Construction and is part of the Scottish Government’s £1.8billion Scotland’s Schools for the Future building programme.  This will see 112 schools…