Hyslop Welcomes £23.9m Investment in West Lothian Schools
Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing £23.9m in West Lothian.
£22.6m has been invested in building new West Lothian schools and £1.3m has been spent refurbishing schools in the area under the SNP since 2009, and a total of 750 schools have been built or refurbished since the SNP came to power in Scotland.
“We have a growing young population in West Lothian and with more and more families moving to our expanding towns such as Winchburgh, the schools provided for our young people must be fit for modern day purpose.
“I welcome the £23.9m of investment spent in West Lothian since 2009 refurbishing or building new schools, supporting the teachers, parents and wider communities across West Lothian.
“Combined with the pupil attainment funding for this year, I am pleased that our young people are being supported to achieve the best possible start in life regardless where they attend school.”
Notes to editors
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.
Parliamentary Question answered by the Cabinet Secretary for Education on 7 June 2018:
Clare Haughey (Rutherglen) (Scottish National Party): To ask the Scottish Government how much it has invested in (a) building and (b) refurbishing schools since 2007, broken down by local authority.
John Swinney: Through the £1.8bn school building programme, Scotland’s Schools for the Future, the Scottish Government has invested the below in building and refurbishing schools across Scotland. A new school project is being delivered in every local authority area in Scotland:
Aberdeen (a) £35.9m (b) £0
Aberdeenshire (a)£69.1m (b) £0
Angus (a)£51m (b) £0
Argyll & Bute (a)£39.6m (b) £5m
City of Edinburgh (a)£62.6m (b) £0
Clackmannanshire (a)£9.6m (b) £800k
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (a)£4.6m (b) £0
Dumfries & Galloway (a)£16.2m (b) £8.3m
Dundee City (a)£49m (b) £0
East Ayrshire (a)£44.9m (b) £0
East Dunbartonshire (a)£10.2m (b) £0
East Lothian (a)£9.5m (b) £0
East Renfrewshire (a)£32.9m (b) £7m
Falkirk (a)£11.6m (b) £200k
Fife (a)£57.4m (b) £0
Glasgow City (a)£30.4m (b) £0
Highland (a)£50.6m (b) £12.5m
Inverclyde (a)£8.4m (b) £2.1m
Midlothian (a)£50.8m (b) £0
Moray (a)£40.5m (b) £12.9m
North Ayrshire (a)£44.1m (b) £0
North Lanarkshire (a)£55m (b) £0
Orkney Islands (a)£1.4m (b) £0
Perth & Kinross (a)£35m (b) £0
Renfrewshire (a)£15.9m (b) £0
Scottish Borders (a)£39.8m (b) £4m
Shetland Islands (a)£35.9m (b) £1.3m
South Ayrshire (a)£31.4m (b) £18.5m
South Lanarkshire (a)£14.1m (b) £0
Stirling (a)£7.6m (b) £1.9m
West Dunbartonshire (a)£27.6m (b) £9.3m
West Lothian (a)£22.6m (b) £1.3m