A DISUSED primary school building could be the site of Glasgow's fourth Gaelic primary school. 

Glasgow City Council has proposed a £16.5m plan to use St James' Primary School for the expansion of Gaelic education into the northeast of the city. 

The disused school has been listed as being in poor condition by Scotland's Buildings at Risk register. 

St James Primary School is located on Green street and closed down in 2009 falling into a state of disrepair. 

The proposed plans follow a surge in demand for bilingual education in Glasgow and would see the school join Glendale Primary in Pollokshields, the Glasgow Gaelic School in Berkeley Street and the annexe at Cartvale Scool in Govan in offering Gaelic Medium Education (GME). 

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After refurbishment, the building would have twelve teaching spaces and two general-purpose spaces. 

It would also feature a three-court sports hall, a drama stage and a music and dance rehearsal space. 

A report to the councilors stated: “The total cost of the refurbishment has been estimated at approximately £16.5 million.

"Council officers would seek support from the Scottish Government through the Gaelic Capital grant, and the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme…and the Council’s own capital funding.

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“At this stage, therefore, it is not possible to provide an estimated opening date for the new school.”

A statutory city-wide consultation over the plan is awaiting approval by the City Administration Committee.