PUBLIC consultations are set to be held to discuss the replacement of a primary school in Bearsden. 

East Dunbartonshire Council has confirmed two public engagement sessions will be held on the replacement for Westerton Primary School over the next two weeks. 

The first consultation session will take place on Wednesday, October 25 at Westerton Primary School from 3pm to 7pm. 

The second will take place on Saturday, November 4 at Westerton Hall from 11.30am to 2pm. 

A letter sent out to local residents from cllr Ian Gallagher regarding the sessions, seen by the Glasgow Times, read: "Westerton Primary School is a great local school with fantastic teachers and a supportive community. 

"Like you, we're proud of the pupils and the wonderful team of teachers and staff who help them achieve their very best. 

"What we need at minimum is a new school building. 

"Over the past six months, feasibility studies have been carried out to assess two options for securing the facilities that pupils and our local community need. 

"The council is now at the point of consulting the school community, service users and residents on the outcome of these studies."

The letter states the options for the replacement are a newbuild multi-use facility for the area, incorporating a brand new school, library, public hall, nursery space and pitch which would be placed behind the existing Westerton Hall and Library or for a new school located on the existing school site. 

The first option would see Westerton Hall and Library demolished after completion of the multi-use facility. 

The letter added: "This is the biggest choice facing Westerton for generations; it is vital that we make the best decision for our local area and that this is secure for the long term."



The sessions will allow local residents to share their views and discuss the ongoing appraisal of both options. 

The outcome of the consultations and feasibility studies will be considered by the council in December with a decision made on how to move forward.