Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Gibson challenges Lib Dem led Council to back new Wick High School

News release
Immediate release

Rob Gibson has challenged Liberal Democrat Councillors in Caithness and across the Highlands to put their money where their mouth is over Wick High School.

Mr Gibson was talking following an announcement from the Scottish Government that it was willing to fund two thirds of new build schools with the other third coming from the Council.

During the statement on school building Education Secretary Fiona Hyslop mentioned Wick High School as a potential place that could benefit from the new arrangement.

Mr Gibson said…

"Fiona Hyslop has announced a fair deal for council's and schools, it shows that the SNP Scottish Government is committed to a fairer way to pay for schools across the country. At a stroke this removes the unfair, inequitable and unjust PPP projects so beloved by the Liberal Democrats and Labour Executive of the past.

"So it is time that the Liberal led Highland Council practice what it preaches. The Government could fund two thirds of a new Wick High School but will the Highland Council fund the rest? I look forward to their response it is time to back up their rhetoric with actions."


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