Plaque unveiled at Dalbeattie campus
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