Buckie primary school welcomes new £4.6m extension

THE RIBBON WAS formally cut on the completion of a £4.6million refurbishment at a Moray primary school on Thursday.

A new modular extension to Millbank Primary School has been brought to a successful conclusion, creating four new classrooms at the Buckie school.

There are also new boilers, doors and improved insulation alongside electrical rewiring, replumbing and new upgraded roofing.

Conducting the formal opening was Moray Council Convener, James Allan, who expressed thanks to staff for continuing the work of the school through the upheaval of a building programme.

He said: “Inside the school the transformation is obvious and as you approach the building the outside cladding brightens up the surrounding area, making the school a special feature and central to Buckie East.

“The Millbank community now has a school fit for the future. This is our vision for all children in Moray as we work hard to provide similar quality learning environments for all of our children and young people.”

Councillor Tim Eagle, Chair of Moray Council’s Children and Young People’s Services Committee, said the school now offers better spaces for the children to learn in, and for the staff to teach.

He added: “As well as this investment in the school for the benefit of the children who attend Millbank now and in the future, we’re also investing in the teaching profession here in Moray by creating modern work spaces for teaching in the 21st century.”