RESIDENTS are being asked to have their say on a new school build.

East Renfrewshire Council has released plans for the joint Neilston and St Thomas’ primaries which locals are able to view plans for and make their views known.

The school is set to be built on the current site of Neilston Primary and Madras Family Centre.

An interactive web portal was launched yesterday and a live presentation will take place on May 19 at 5pm so that residents can ask questions and put their comments to members of the project team. Councillor Paul O’Kane, Convener for Education and Equalities, said: "I’m delighted to see this project move forward to this first part of the planning process.

"We are committed to providing the very best facilities for all our young people as we know that quality learning environments can have an extremely positive impact on our young people.

"So this is incredibly exciting for Neilston, as the work towards providing two new schools and family centre for the village moves closer. I can’t wait to see this project continue progressing towards a full planning application being submitted later this year.”

Construction is expected to start later this year and the school is expected to open in August 2023.