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Plans to move Langlands School in Dumfries to new campus

A Dumfries school for children with severe and complex needs could be relocated to a new "learning campus" under new council plans.

The existing Langlands School building, which is based at Loreburn Park, is in a poor condition, according to the education department.

They have proposed moving it to a new joint campus serving the north-west of the town.

It is part of a wider scheme known as a the Dumfries Learning Town project.

According to a report to Dumfries and Galloway Council's education committee, the school for secondary age pupils would be known as New Langlands School.

It would be part of a campus at Alloway Road which would also incorporate Maxwelltown High School, and Lochside and St Ninian's primaries.

Officers have recommended a formal consultation on the plan.

They said parents and staff have reacted positively to the proposal during initial informal discussions.

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