SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has hailed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing £9.5 million in local schools in the Stirling area.


£7.6 million has been invested in building new Stirling schools and £1.9 million has been spent refurbishing schools in the area under the SNP since 2009, and a total of 750 schools have been built or refurbished since the SNP came to power in Scotland.


The Scottish Government’s school building programme that launched in 2009 will see the construction or refurbishment of 117 schools in total by March 2020, 87 of which are already open.


SNP MSP Bruce Crawford for the Stirling Constituency said:


“The SNP Scottish Government is investing in building and refurbishing schools in every local authority across the country through Scotland’s £1.8bn Schools for the Future programme, including £9.5 million investment in the Stirling area.


“Schools such as the new St Margaret’s Primary in Cowie are fantastic additions to Scotland’s education estate that demonstrate the SNP Government’s commitment to ensuring our young people and teachers can thrive in modern school buildings.


“Supporting local pupils, teachers, parents and wider communities with state of the art school buildings, combined with the £170m Attainment Scotland Funding this year, will help ensure that every child in Scotland gets the best possible start in life, no matter what school they go to.”