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Published 18 December 2020

West Dunbartonshire Council is to receive a share of £800m from the Scottish Government to build a new Campus and Early Learning and Childcare Centre in Faifley.

The new campus will replace Auchnacraig Early Learning and Childcare Centre, Edinbarnet Primary and St Joseph’s Primary schools and will move more than 500 pupils and young people into world class education facilities. The campus  will include a library and community facilities.

Education Secretary John Swinney revealed that Scottish Government funding, alongside local authority contributions to Phase 2 of the Learning Estate Investment Programme, will enable almost £800 million of investment across 18 local authorities.

Councillor Karen Conaghan, Convener of Educational Services, said: “This is fantastic news for the people of Faifley who will see their children move from old buildings in to modern, purpose-built facilities. This will not only benefit current pupils but many generations to come. The share of the Scottish Government funding along with the contribution from the Council means we can start to make plans for this wonderful new campus and I am very proud and pleased to share with news with you today.”

Councillor Ian Dickson, Vice Convener of Educational Services, said: “We are committed to ensuring all our schools and early learning centres are modern, high quality buildings and this funding will ensure we achieve both in Faifley. I am sure this will be welcomed by the families in the three education facilities that will go on to become a new campus that we can all be very proud of.”

An engagement event will be held early next year where parent council members, parents/carers, and community groups will find out more information on the project.