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Moray Council seeks views on how new Findrassie primary school could best serve community

By Lorna Thompson

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RESIDENTS' views are being sought on how a new primary school planned for Elgin could be used by the local community.

In December last year Moray Council welcomed the announcement of Scottish Government funding to build a 450-pupil school at Findrassie, to the north of Elgin, which will include Additional Support Needs (ASN) provision and a nursery for 45 children.

Primary school capacity is urgently needed to meet anticipated demand for places. Findrassie has been prioritised due to the immediate demographic changes within the area as well as the forecasted growth of Elgin.

Residents will have a chance to share their views on how the building could be used for wider community purposes at engagement events later this month.

Sessions will take place at Elgin Town Hall on Tuesday, September 21, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A drop-in session will run at Elgin Town Hall on Sunday, September 26, from 11am-4pm, and an online session will be held on Monday, September 27, from 7-8.30pm.

An image showing the layout of the planned 450-pupil primary school at Findrassie, Elgin.
An image showing the layout of the planned 450-pupil primary school at Findrassie, Elgin.

Moray Council's convener, Councillor Shona Morrison, said: "We know the learning estate is a hugely important asset, and it should provide an inspiring environment that is fit for purpose, well-maintained and equipped for modern standards of teaching for years to come.

"We’re committed to creating learning environments that serve the wider community and look forward to speaking with current, future and potential members of the Findrassie community to hear from them what’s important to them so we can create a truly community-centred school."

The new primary school build comes as part of Moray’s £300 million Learning Estate Strategy which was approved by councillors last year.

More information and the Moray Learning Estate Strategy can be found here.

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