Council to challenge school decision

ANGUS Council are to challenge the Scottish Government’s decision to scrap proposals for a new £8 million school in Arbroath.

As reported in today’s (Friday) Herald, the full council were to discuss whether to mount legal proceedings in the Court of Session to appeal against the government’s decision.

The plans would have seen both Muirfield and Timmergreens Primaries close and the pupils merged into the new build in the grounds of Hospitalfield House.

However, in a vote yesterday (Thursday) which was held in private, members decided to challenge the decision which saw the plans axed by the education ministers and launch a judicial review proceedings.

For more reaction to the plans for a judicial review, see next Friday’s edition of the Arbroath Herald.