New school takes a ma­jor step for­ward

The Oban Times - - News -

THE de­vel­op­ment of Oban’s new £ 35 mil­lion school took a ground­break­ing step for­ward on Mon­day.

Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish was the first to pierce the soil at the sod- cut­ting cer­e­mony, which cel­e­brated the first day of con­struc­tion of the new Oban high school.

Argyll and Bute Coun­cil has ap­pointed Hub North Scot­land to build the school, which will ac­com­mo­date 1,300 pupils.

An­gus Mac­Far­lane, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hub North Scot­land, is hope­ful that it will be ready to open in March 2018. The cur­rent high school will re­main open through­out the build­ing process.

The head teacher of Oban high school, Peter Bain, gave a speech at the cer­e­mony along­side An­gus Mac­Far­lane and Mr McCuish.

Oban’s youngest high school pupil, Chloe Hamil­ton, head boy Stephen Povey, and Oban high school’s pipe band joined them.

Oban high school pipers joined pupils Chloe Hamil­ton and Stephen Povey, head teacher Peter Bain and Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish at the cer­e­mony.

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