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New nursery building in pipeline for Ross-shire primary school; Highland Council planning application proposes new portable building unit to house 48 children at Bridgend Primary in Alness

By Alasdair Fraser

AN ALNESS primary school is in line to benefit from a new dedicated nursery building by August next year.

Bridgend Primary at the town’s Ardross Road currently houses pre-school classes in two rooms within the main school building.

But Highland Council has lodged a planning application to create a purpose-built, portable building-style unit for up to 48 children beside the school.

This will allow for a small expansion on current numbers.

The new facility will also feature a covered and outdoor play areas.

A Highland Council spokesperson said: “The exact style of the building will be dependent on the contractor but it will be a portacabin-style unit for 48 children with a dedicated outdoor play area.

“The nursery currently has two rooms within the school. As part of the new project, these two rooms will be refurbished and used for primary-aged children.

“The timescale is for the new unit to be ready to welcome children in August 2020 but this is dependent on the planning process and the process to appoint a contractor.”

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