Open­ing cer­e­mony

Plaque unveiled at Dal­beat­tie cam­pus

The Galloway News - - VOICE OF THE PEOPLE - Stu­art Gille­spie

Deputy First Min­is­ter John Swin­ney of­fi­cially opened Dal­beat­tie Learn­ing Cam­pus on Thurs­day.

He unveiled a plaque at the new build­ing, which re­placed the town’s nurs­ery, pri­mary and sec­ondary schools.

The £24m devel­op­ment re­ceived £7.8m in fund­ing from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment through their Schools for the Fu­ture Project.

Mr Swin­ney was joined at the cam­pus by coun­cil leader Elaine Mur­ray and de­pute leader and lo­cal coun­cil­lor Rob David­son.

They met the school’s pupil lead­er­ship team who took them on a tour of the new build­ing.

While in the re­gion, Mr Swin­ney also opened the re­fur­bished St Joseph’s Col­lege in Dum­fries

He said: “It was a plea­sure to be in­vited to open the fan­tas­tic new Dal­beat­tie Learn­ing Cam­pus and re­fur­bished St Joseph’s Col­lege.

“These new schools will pro­vide in­no­va­tive and in­spi­ra­tional learn­ing fa­cil­i­ties and I am con­fi­dent they will make a real dif­fer­ence to ed­u­ca­tional out­comes for all young peo­ple across Dum­fries and Gal­loway for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

All smiles Pupils meet the deputy first min­is­ter and coun­cil­lors Elaine Mur­ray and Rob David­son

Give us a wave Mr Swin­ney with pupils, staff, coun­cil­lors and lo­cal author­ity of­fi­cials

Time for a chat Mr Swin­ney meets young­sters at the new cam­pus

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