A new primary school for Campbeltown?

Dalintober Primary School.
Dalintober Primary School.

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The ‘poor condition’ of Castlehill and Dalintober Primary Schools has prompted calls for a new primary school to be built in Campbeltown.

The idea was raised by Councillor Donald Kelly at a meeting Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands (MAKI) Area Committee last week.

It comes after a number of health and safety incidents in recent years, including a collapsed ceiling in an early years classroom and a collapsed retaining wall in the playground at Dalintober.

‘In an attempt to get the ball rolling on the issue of a new primary school for Campbeltown, I have asked for the area committee’s support and written to the director of education Douglas Hendry requesting the council starts the process,’ Councillor Kelly told the Courier.

‘This is something which will not happen overnight and will possibly take anything from five-to-10 years to achieve so it is vital that the council takes this request seriously and instigates action as soon as possible.’

The MAKI Area Committee manager agreed to raise this with the relevant officer following the meeting and feedback any response to members.