The new Mayfield Primary School Campus set to be built in Midlothian will be backed up by millions of pounds of Scottish Government funding.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney made the announcement that the Scottish Government will be investing £800million in state-of-the-art facilities across the country. Midlothian will see a share of the funding, as the planned building of Mayfield Primary School Campus will be part of it.
The funds will supplement cash already injected into the project by Midlothian Council as part of stage 2 of the Learning Estate Investment Programme which aims to benefit around 50,000 pupils across Scotland by the end of the next Parliament.
Commenting, Colin Beattie said:
“The plans to build Mayfield Primary School Campus will be of great benefit to young people in Midlothian and I am delighted the Scottish Government is providing a further boost to the project.
“Not only will the project improve education in the area, but it will be welcome good news to the construction industry which has had some tough times throughout the pandemic. The work will support jobs in the area and provide stability for the sector.
“I am very much looking forward to seeing the completion of the Mayfield Primary School Campus build, as the Scottish Government has a fantastic track-record in providing state-of-the-art facilities that are modern, low-carbon and ready for the digital age.”