New school to open in Oban

Argyllshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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