Friday, January 17, 2020
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Ian Blackford MP is calling for the "urgent" replacement of Broadford primary School due to extremely poor state of the present building.

After a visit to the school last week at the invitation of the Parent Council he said he was ‘dismayed’ at the damp conditions pupils and staff are working in every day. This was underlined by the arrival of a pest control company to carry out some work on the school but found that the walls were too wet to proceed with the job.

He has now written to Leader of the Highland Council, Margaret Davidson asking that building of the planned replacement be accelerated. He wrote:- “I was dismayed to see the deterioration of the building and the advent of time in our climate, will only exacerbate the problem.

“Pupils and staff working in a damp environment is clearly not acceptable. It was put to me that the incidence of asthma related illness is a cause for concern. I am sure like me you will recognise the sense of urgency in responding to the need for a new school.

“I would ask the council to make it an absolute priority that Broadford Primary School is replaced as soon as possible."

Highland Council told The Skye Times in October 2017: "The Council is currently reviewing its capital programme, the outcome of which should confirm a capital investment plan for the next 10 years.  Investment in Broadford (and other Highland schools) is being considered as part of that process.  We expect there to be a decision on schools capital investment early in 2018."

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