SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has hailed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing over £14.1million in South Lanarkshire schools.  The news comes the same week the SNP Scottish Government has opened a hat-trick of new high school buildings in Largs, Dundee and Edinburgh.

The £14 million investment in South Lanarkshire since 2009 is announced as its revealed that a total of 750 schools have been built or refurbished since the SNP came to power in Scotland.

The Scottish Government’s school building programme that launched in 2009 will see the construction or refurbishment of 117 schools in total by March 2020, 87 of which are already open.

SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie said:

“The SNP Scottish Government is investing in building and refurbishing schools in every local authority across the country through Scotland’s £1.8bn Schools for the Future programme, including over £14 million throughout South Lanarkshire schools.

“Developments throughout my constituency, in addition to the wonderful leadership and hard work of South Lanarkshire teachers, are testament to our education system. It’s clear to see the SNP Government’s commitment to ensuring our young people and teachers can thrive in modern school buildings.

“Supporting South Lanarkshire’s pupils, teachers, parents and wider communities with state of the art school buildings, combined with the £170m Attainment Scotland Funding this year, will help ensure that every child in Scotland gets the best possible start in life, no matter what school they go to.”