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Consultation launched on proposed new Elgin primary

Press release   •   Dec 14, 2015 08:16 GMT

Public consultation gets under way this week on proposals to establish a new primary school to serve Elgin’s fast-growing south-east suburbs.

Although an exact site is still to be finalised and construction will not be completed until 2018, pupils at the new school could will begin lessons in temporary accommodation at East End Primary School annexe from next August.

A catchment area for the new school has been finalised as part of a recent review of primary school zoning in Elgin.

Once it is located at its permanent site, the school will also include nursery provision.

The public consultation will continue until February 4 and will include consultation meetings at Elgin Town Hall on Wednesday, January 6 from 2pm to 3.30pm and again from 6.30pm to 8pm.

The consultation document can be found on the Moray Council website at and is also available from Moray Council headquarters, Elgin library and New Elgin and East End Primary Schools.

A report on the outcome of the consultation will go to the council’s children and young people’s services committee on April 27.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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