Campbeltown needs ‘fit-for-purpose’ primary school

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A South Kintyre councillor is continuing to call for a new, fit-for-purpose school to replace Campbeltown’s two ‘tired, old, crumbling’ primaries.

Argyll First councillor Donald Kelly first raised the idea at a meeting of Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands (MAKI) Area Committee in September due to the ‘poor condition’ of Castlehill and Dalintober Primary Schools.

Now Councillor Kelly is putting forward a formal motion to the committee’s December meeting, asking the committee to request that the community services committee instructs the director of education to prepare a report on the matter.

Councillor Kelly, who said he knows things ‘will not happen overnight’, added: ‘It is vital that the pressure is maintained on the council to start this process.

‘Campbeltown must not remain the only major town in Argyll and Bute which does not have a new fit-for-purpose primary school.’