Top entrepreneur Sir Tom Farmer opens Craigroyston High School

Edinburgh’s latest new school is to be opened by Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Farmer and city Education Leader Cllr. Marilyne MacLaren.

Craigroyston High School is the latest school to be opened under the Council's £180m rebuilding programme.

The new building features innovative design features with modern facilities and has the added benefit of a new swimming pool.

And the entrance to the new school is striking in its design, with a three story circular tower. There is also a new library with room for 9,000 books, 16 computers and interactive smart boards.

Councillor Marilyne MacLaren, City Education Leader, said: "Craigroyston has a long and varied history and it's fantastic to see it open as a modern and airy building. The opening of all our PPP2 schools really does herald an exciting and stimulating time for education in our city. Pupils will benefit from the very latest in up-to-date facilities and the school will also provide a central hub for the local community."

Sir Tom Farmer, said: "I am delighted to be opening this new school right in the heart of this bright and thriving local community. I am passionate about education and Craigroyston High School's new facilities are superb. The new building will allow pupils to grow, flourish and develop their educational experience, which may of course lead to many young people becoming the entrepreneurs of the future.  I am also pleased that the excellent facilities are available for community use."

Craigroyston High School originally opened in April 1963. Football manager Gordon Strachan attended the school in the 1970's and former Miss Scotland Linda Renton left the school in 1977.

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