Archive for December, 2016

Swinney opens Brechin Community Campus

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, officially opened the spectacular new Brechin Community Campus at a special ceremony. Brechin Community Campus accommodates Brechin High School, ANGUSalive sport and leisure facilities and the council’s communities team. The campus approach provides the community with integrated education for young and old, community groups as well as sport and leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, climbing wall, fitness suite and gymnasiums. Facilities within the campus are fully accessible for people and pupils with additional support needs. Mr Swinney said: “This new campus will provide a fantastic environment…

NEW STIRLING CARE VILLAGE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT

An innovative new Care Village will be built in the grounds of Stirling Community Hospital following the approval of detailed plans. A full business case for the £35m development has been approved by the Scottish Government which means building work will begin in January 2017 and the majority of the new facilities are expected to be operational by autumn 2018. Final building works, roads and car parking are expected to be completed by autumn 2019. The new Care Village is a joint venture by Stirling Council, NHS Forth Valley and the Scottish Ambulance Service and is being developed through hub…

DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER FORMALLY OPENS HARRIS ACADEMY

  Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney MSP has officially opened the new £31 million Harris Academy building in Dundee. The Deputy First Minister said: “I am very pleased to officially open the new Harris Academy building, which was supported with £20.3 million from the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future programme, and combines educational tradition with state of the art accommodation. “I am sure the new school will be a fantastic environment for pupils to learn in and will provide modern facilities the whole community will enjoy for generations to come.” Work started…