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Library at Milton of Leys School turned into a classroom

The library at an overcrowded new school has been turned into a temporary classroom for 42 pupils until an extension to the primary is built.

Milton of Leys Primary opened in 2011 and now has a roll of up to 310 pupils.

P6 pupils and their two teachers will use the library, which has been moved to a general purposes room.

Local councillor Ken Gowans has criticised the set up and blamed poor planning for the situation. Highland Council said the measure was temporary.

The local authority said the adult and children services committee on 21 August would be asked to approve the release of funding for an extension.

Construction could start in April and the extension ready for use in August next year, the council added.

A spokesman said it had always been known that an extension would likely be needed at Milton of Leys and space was available to do that.

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