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Turf-cutting commences work on new East Calder school

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The Scottish Government Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise, Natalie Don MSP, was the guest of honour at a turf-cutting ceremony to celebrate work starting on the new East Calder Primary School.

West Lothian Council’s Executive Councillor for Education, Andrew McGuire was also in attendance, alongside members of the Morrison Construction Building Central team and Hub South East.

The £18.3M school is funded through the Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP), as part of a scheme which aims to invest in education facilities across the region.

Plans for this new primary school include the construction of a state-of-the-art, triangular-shaped building, which aims to deliver optimum energy performance, as well as educational connectivity throughout the learning spaces.

Allan Cunningham, Operations Director for Morrison Construction Building Central, said: “We are delighted to be getting underway with what is set to be another exciting schools project.”

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