Work gets started on primary school merger number two

Councillor Rhondda Geekie and helpers start the groundwork
Councillor Rhondda Geekie and helpers start the groundwork

Pupils from Lenzie and Lenzie Moss Primary Schools helped get the site of their new school ready, in advance of the diggers moving in.

Early ground works are underway on the Lenzie Moss Primary School site to prepare the area for building works starting later in the summer.

East Dunbartonshire council leader Rhondda Geekie and both headteachers gave pupils a helping hand, along with representatives from hub West Scotland, contractors Lend Lease and architects Holmes Miller.

The new school in Lenzie will be the second to be built as part of the controversial Primary School Improvement Programme – which is merging a number of schools into a series on new buildings.

Parents from both Lenzie schools have objected to the plans on a number of grounds, but councilors recently voted to green-light the plans.

Councillor Geekie said: “This is another step forward towards delivering a new modern school in Lenzie and the children were extremely excited to be invited along at this early stage of the process.”