LOCALS in Maryhill were asked to vote on a name for a new non-denominational primary school for the community.

Now the votes are in... and the state-of-the-art new school will be named North Kelvinside Primary.

The vote for the school’s new name proved very popular with more than 2500 votes cast from members of the local community and links to the area.

The new school is being built on the site of the former North Kelvinside Secondary School so it’s no surprise that this name came out on top.

The breakdown of the vote was:

North Kelvinside Primary             44.4 per cent

Queen Margaret Primary            31.2 per cent

Belhaven Primary                          24.4 per cent

The new school was due for completion by August 2021 but this will now be delayed as construction sites are shut during the current pandemic.

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years said: “North Kelvinside Primary will be a wonderful new school for the local children to attend.

“The name is clearly held in high esteem in the local area and in the north of Glasgow and I love the fact that a little bit of the old school is being embraced by the new school community.

“Our next step will be for the local nursery and school children to help design the new school badge – this will be an exciting opportunity for them to help shape the plans for the school they could potentially be attending.

“Thanks to everyone who took part in the school name vote and I know that we are all looking forward to seeing North Kelvinside Primary School open to children and staff.”