The Scottish Government have to put their money where their mouth is

Local Labour Councillor Judith Fisher will today call on the Scottish Government to fulfil their promise to Glasgow’s kids. In a motion to Glasgow City Council, Councillor Fisher will call on John Swinney and the SNP Government to issue assurances that the projects promised through the Scottish Futures Trust will be delivered and that any extra costs will not be passed onto Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow Labour Councillor Judith Fisher will today call on the Scottish Government to fulfil their promise to Glasgow’s kids. In a motion to Glasgow City Council, Councillor Fisher will call on John Swinney and the SNP Government to issue assurances that the projects promised through the Scottish Futures Trust will be delivered and that any extra costs will not be passed onto Glasgow City Council.

The motion follows rulings by the Office for National Statistics and EUROSTAT about the administration of the Scottish Futures Trust, which threatens to delay dozens of projects across Scotland. Amongst the projects supported by the Scottish Futures Trust is the new Blairdardie Primary School, in Councillor Fisher’s ward. Glasgow City Council has committed its share of the funding, but the multi-million pound investment is now at risk due to a lack of funding from the Scottish Government.

Councillor Fisher said: “A new-build for Blairdardie Primary is under threat because the Scottish Government can't get their sums right.

Our kids can't be expected to pay for the Scottish Government's expensive mistake. 

Blairdardie was promised a new school and I will be fighting every day until it is delivered.  The Council has put its money where its mouth is, it's time for the Scottish Government to do the same.”