Argyll and Bute Council has now submitted a business case and funding application to the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) for a new school campus on Mull.
The submission will now compete for funding against a number of other local authorities across Scotland before Scottish Government Ministers announce the successful bids in December. In September the Mull bid received unanimous cross party support at the full Council meeting.
The Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “We have considered the needs of our education estate through the Learning Estate Strategy and, having reviewed a small number of potential projects, we determined that a campus on Mull is the highest priority need both in terms of educational benefit and building condition.
“Children and young people attending Tobermory Campus deserve a state-of-the-art community learning facility, and residents have expressed support for this.
“A new campus on the island will further enhance attainment and achievement for our learners, with purposely designed immersion spaces, both indoors and outdoors. This is a hugely positive step but, even if we are successful in our bid, the LEIP does not fully fund projects so the Council will also have to make a significant financial commitment.”
To read the submission in full, visit Mull Campus (argyll-bute.gov.uk)