Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has expressed delight at the progress with the Highland Perthshire Learning Partnership (HPLP), which he feels will help deliver senior phase education in the area.
A report on the HPLP, which was discussed on January 22 by Perth and Kinross Council’s Lifelong Learning Committee, when members heard how a total of £1.13 million has been spent on improvements to the fabric of Pitlochry High School, including heating, lighting and wiring upgrades.
In addition, works have begun to improve the digital technology at the school with Wi-Fi and audio- visual upgrades taking place.
The HPLP scheme set out to establish a closer working relationship between Pitlochry High School, Breadalbane Academy and Perth College UHI. The council report underlines how the plans contained in the HPLP will be developed with both schools’ senior leadership teams, Perth College UHI, young people, parents and the wider community.
Commenting, Murdo Fraser, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Mid Scotland and Fife region, said: “I have been involved in this issue for some time, attending public meetings in both Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, and speaking to parent councils, when I heard the views of parents on the matter.
“The objective was to move towards the delivery of the senior phase of secondary education and Perth and Kinross Council supported this through the investment provided in the HPLP.”
Mr Fraser continued: “It is a positive move forward.”