Public invited to have their say on names for new Fort William schools
With three new schools due to open in Fort William in the next eighteen months, The Highland Council is asking the local community to vote for names for the new schools.
Upper Achintore Primary and Fort William Primary will amalgamate into the new school build on Lundavra Road; and a new Gaelic Primary School will be built on Ardgour Road.
The new Joint Campus in Caol will provide a shared site for Caol Primary School and the new Roman Catholic school, which will replace the existing Lochyside and Fort William RC Primary Schools.
Pupils, staff, parents and the local community have been helping choose the names for the new schools and short lists of suggested names for each school are now ready to go to ballot. Pupils, staff and parents will cast their votes, with opportunity given to local communities to attend the open session on Tuesday 24 June between 3.30 and 5.30pm at Upper Achintore, Fort William, Fort William RC, and Lochyside RC primaries.
Norma Young, Area Education Manager said: “The names for the new schools will be announced before the end of this school term. This is an exciting time for the Fort William area, as the names chosen will begin to form the identity of each school.”