New school takes a major step forward
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.