South Scotland

Dalbeattie learning campus works on schedule

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Image caption The campus is on course to be completed by October 2017

A £26.5m "learning campus" in a south west Scotland town is on schedule to open in October next year.

The Dalbeattie project is being provided by Dumfries and Galloway Council via the the Scottish government's Scottish Futures Trust.

A progress report to the local authority said it was on schedule to be completed by October 2017.

The shared campus will be used by a new Dalbeattie High School, Dalbeattie Primary School and Nursery.

The council has said the development - being built by Graham Construction - will "transform learning and teaching for pupils and staff".

Once the work is completed the town's old high school will be demolished.

A report to councillors said work had started on site in March with foundations and a steel frame being put in place.

Preparation of a grass sports pitch and running track is also under way.

The report added that nine local people had been recruited by Graham Construction to work on the project.

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