Liz Smith MSP has welcomed progress on Perth and Kinross Council’s plans for two new schools for Perth, which will provide pupils and teachers with a vastly improved learning and teaching environment.
The Scottish Conservative politician, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region, was reacting to the announcement that the local authority will receive Government revenue funding worth 50% of the total capital cost of building a new Perth High School building, and a replacement for North Muirton and Balhousie primaries.
Capital funding for the projects was approved by the Conservative-led Perth and Kinross Council in September.
Commenting, Liz Smith MSP said: “This is welcome news indeed. These plans for a new Perth High School and a new primary school to replace North Muirton and Balhousie have been supported by funding from the Scottish Government, which will help the schools be built.
“Perth and Kinross Council have to be commended for their Learning Estate Investment Programme as this investment in local education will serve local residents and obviously, children, well for future years.
“The new schools will provide state-of-the-art learning facilities while also being built to environmentally-friendly standards.”