First official tour of new Bertha Park School.
More than 200 visitors pack into the £32.5m Bertha Park School on the edge of Perth
Future pupils have been given a sneak peek at Scotland’s newest secondary school during its first official tour.
More than 200 visitors packed into the £32.5 million Bertha Park school on the edge of Perth.
They were among the first to take a look inside the first new secondary school to be built in Scotland for more than a generation.
The project began in December 2017 and the school is on schedule to open its doors to pupils in August next year.
Led by development firm East Central Scotland, with construction company Roberston serving as the main contractor on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council, it is the first secondary to be built in Perth and Kinross since 1972.
Dr Gavin Lindsay, doors open days coordinator for the council, said: “It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to step foot on an active
It was wonderful to see so many people from the community take an interest in our new school. HEADTEACHER STUART CLYDE
construction site and rarer still to see the assembly of a new school up close.
“We were delighted to work with Robertson to bring behind the scenes access to one of Perth’s newest public buildings and allow the people of Perth and Kinross the chance to appreciate the architecture of education as it is being realised.”
It is anticipated around 200 jobs will be created following the build.
The first two teaching staff were hired in June and will liaise with first year pupils at Perth Grammar School before they join Bertha Park next August.
The new secondary school catchment area will include pupils from Bertha Park, Almond Valley and Perth West, as well as Auchtergaven, Logiealmond, Methven, Pitcairn, Ruthvenfield, Oudenarde, Forgandenny, Forteviot and Dunbarney.
It is part of a £1 billion development at Berth Park, where 3,000 homes will be built over 30 years.
The project will also create around 450 building jobs.
Stuart Clyde, headteacher of Bertha Park, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people from the community take an interest in our new school and everyone seemed incredibly impressed by the progress made in such a short time.
“We had some really interesting questions during the tours and I learned something new each time I went round.”
Visitors at the Robertson open doors day at Bertha Park.