26th September 2012
Welcome news on funding for new Anderson High School
Shetland Islands Council has welcomed news that government funding is to be made available to build a new Anderson High School in Lerwick.
The Cabinet Secretary has announced today that, as part of the third and final phase of Scotland's Schools for the Future programme, there will be support for a new Anderson High School and associated Hall of Residence.
Vaila Wishart chairs the SIC’s Education and Families Committee: “I’m delighted with the Scottish Government's offer of support, and hope that this project – which will see a new school built for the whole of Shetland - can now move forward to meet the expected timescale of opening in 2016. I’d also like to pay tribute to the work done by the SIC’s Director of Children’s Services, Helen Budge, and Executive Manager of Finance James Gray in preparing the successful bid.”
SIC Convener Malcolm Bell: “This is tremendous news, which will mean there will be a school to meet the needs of young people across Shetland for many years to come.”