Responding to a video from pupils from Tain Royal Academy, Knockbreck Primary School and Craighill Primary School showing the poor state of their current schools, Mr Stone has called on the Scottish Government to find the much needed funds to build a new school.
Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/tainydo/videos/572095419959658/
The need to address this issue has been recognised for some time and funds were set aside for a new school during Mr Stone’s time as a Highland Councillor.
However, due to a temporary pause on the project in 2016/17, the date deadline for the Scottish Government share of funding was passed and so the money was spent elsewhere.
Commenting Mr Stone said:
“It should not be up to pupils to ask for the money necessary to keep their school running.
“These three schools are well past their sell-by date and the pupils and teachers deserve better.
“For this reason I am appealing to the Scottish Government to find a way of offering the Highland Council new money that would enable us to reactivate the project now the location and plans have the full support of the community.
“I hope the Scottish Government takes this seriously, the thought of our youngsters having to wait still longer for a suitable school appals me.”