Murdo Fraser welcomes Pitlochry High School decision

The announcement that Pitlochry High School will remain open was warmly welcomed by Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser.

Mr Fraser, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region, was reacting to the decision by Perth and Kinross Council’s lifelong learning committee who agreed to the move at a meeting today (Wednesday).

Members of the council committee agreed to the recommendation contained in phase two of the local authority’s School Estate Transformation Programme, which means Pitlochry High School will remain open.

Councillors also agreed to look at re-designing senior education for S4-6 pupils at the Highland Perthshire school.

The school programme, rolled out by the Scottish Conservative-led council, will see the local authority invest £178 million in schools in Perth and Kinross up to 2028.

Following the decision taken by councillors today, Mr Fraser commented: “I welcome today’s decision to keep Pitlochry High School open and recognise this will be met with approval by local residents who fought a strong campaign to keep the school open.

“It is a positive move by the council and emphasises how they are investing in children’s education in Perth and Kinross. I look forward to the next stage of the School Estate Transformation Programme.”

Mr Fraser added he was also pleased to hear that Grandtully Primary School will remain open and that Perth and Kinross Council will look at nursery provision at Logierait Primary School.