SNP MSP Colin Beattie has today welcomed the announcement of Scottish Government funding to replace Wallyford Primary School in East Lothian.
This new investment comes as part of a £230 million scheme to build 19 new schools across the whole of Scotland – benefitting 6,500 pupils and taking the overall number of schools being delivered by the Scottish Government’s ‘Schools for the Future’ programme to 112.
Commenting, Colin said:
“Boosting educational standards is a key priority of the SNP in government – and I am delighted that this new investment will see Wallyford Primary School in East Lothian replaced.
“This investment won’t just ensure our children have the right physical environment to learn in, but will also create jobs in construction in Wallyford and help boost the local economy.
“Since 2007, the SNP in government has a strong track record in delivering for schools in East Lothian and Midlothian and this new investment is testament to our commitment to continue delivering on the progress we have made so far.
“With 100 days to go until the election, the SNP locally and nationally will be campaigning hard on our positive message – and will be putting our ambitious plans for education front and centre of our campaign to re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister and an SNP government with a track record of delivering for Midlothian North and Musselburgh.”