Council takes step closer to first community-owned school
Proposals for a community owned, funded and developed primary school for Strontian received approval today from The Highland Council’s Education, Children and Adult Services Committee.
Members of the committee agreed to recommend to The Highland Council the re-location of the existing Strontian Primary School, to a new build on land close to Ardnamurchan High School. The re-location will be dependent on the community proposal by Strontian Community School Building Ltd. to own, fund and develop the facility.
Chair of the Education, Children and Adult Services Committee, Cllr Drew Millar said: “The community of Strontian have come forward with very innovative proposals which are highly commendable that could allow them to own their school which would be a community asset that is leased back to Highland Council to provide primary education in the area.
“There has been a huge amount of work done so far on this proposal by council officers with the community and local members; this is a very good news story for both the Council and the community.”