Planning permission to build a new Boclair Academy has been given the go-ahead for Bearsden.

The new school will be built within the grounds of Boclair Academy and will replace the existing school building. 

Main works are due to begin in January with the building set to open in Summer 2022. 

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Joint Leader of the Council, Councillor Vaughan Moody, said, “This decision by the Planning Board allows us to move forward with delivering a state-of-the-art new secondary school to replace the existing Boclair Academy within Bearsden. This is welcome news for the school and the local community.”

Joint Leader of the Council, Councillor Andrew Polson added, “Many of Boclair’s current pupils, and those still to come, can now look forward to learning in a fantastic building that is fit-for-purpose.

"This will greatly enhance the educational experience for all who attend now and in the future.”

Subject to Council approval, an enabling works phase will commence during the October break and continue until Christmas.