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‘This is a historic day for all of us in the school and the whole community of south Kintyre.’
So started the speech of acting head teacher, Catherine Cameron, on Wednesday morning, as she welcomed pupils and staff to Campbeltown’s state-of-the-art school.
‘Not many people have the privilege of entering a new school for the first time – this day will remain with you for the rest of your lives.’
Many pupils took their first look round the £26 million building on Wednesday, and as they filed into the hall at 9am, piped by Jacques Huysamer and Fraser MacBrayne, the comments ranged from: ‘Oh wow’, to ‘It’s absolutely amazing’.
The school, with the capacity for up to 500 pupils, took nearly two years to complete, with the old building yet to be demolished to make way for a car park and sports pitch.