New school to open in Oban
OBAN’S new high school will officially open to pupils on Wednesday April 18.
The majority of pupils will step inside the new £36 million school for the first time after the Easter break.
The council’s policy lead for education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: ‘We want the very best for our young people and we want them to succeed in life.
‘This wonderful new state-of-the-art high school in Oban will help us to achieve that and will provide our young people with a learning experience where they can succeed.
‘This really is a school fit for the 21st century and I wish all the staff and pupils every success and happiness in their new school.’
The new school was built by Argyll and Bute Council in partnership with hub North Scotland Ltd and the Scottish Futures Trust through the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future programme.
It has room for up to 1,300 pupils and is located next to the current school site.
Head teacher at Oban High School Peter Bain said: ‘This is a very exciting time for everyone involved, a historic occasion.
‘The new school looks great and will provide our young people and staff with a modern teaching and learning environment that will bring benefits for years to come.
Morrison Construction was the main contractor.
The new sports hall at Oban High School.