Today the final piece of the funding jigsaw fell into place and it was confirmed that the new build project for Blairdardie Primary School will now proceed.
Glasgow City Council funding has been in place since 2014 and, after significant lobbying from local Councillor, Judith Fisher, and behind the scenes work by the Council, the Scottish Government has now announced that they will also commit to a new school for Blairdardie.
Councillor Fisher said, “This announcement is a testament to the hard work put in by the community over a period of years. I have been working on securing this since I was elected in 2012 and I am so happy to see it now going ahead. It has been a really hard slog, but it will all be worth it when we see the new building up and the children in the kind of school they deserve.”
The Scottish Labour candidate for Glasgow Anniesland, Bill Butler, said, “This is a fantastic piece of news for the children and staff at Blairdardie and in the surrounding areas. I want to congratulate Councillor Fisher on the hard work and commitment to this project on her part, but also all those in the community who have fought tooth and nail to make this happen. I am delighted that the Scottish Government has finally agreed to commit their share of the funding and that soon children will be able to learn in state of the art facilities."
The project will form part of the £609 million investment that Glasgow City Council has invested in our schools in the past 15 years. Investment from the Scottish Government will come from the Scottish Futures Trust scheme.