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apparently we're supposed to be shocked by this? Expat et al in Scotland

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StewieGriffinsMom Tue 30-Sep-08 20:31:38

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TheCrackFox Tue 30-Sep-08 21:10:36

I think the SNP in Edinburgh has been too busy eyeing up the prime real estate some of these schools are sitting on. Now that the housing market has imploded they might get on with educating our DCs instead of threatening to close schools left, right and centre.

Kevlarhead Tue 30-Sep-08 21:39:38

No shit Salmond. You're right TCF, hopefully now the housing bubble is bursting, the councils will look at issues other than cramming commuter hutches onto former playing fields.

StewieGriffinsMom Tue 30-Sep-08 21:43:44

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tissy Tue 30-Sep-08 21:51:07

dd's school is very run down, but the next school along will be moving tomorrow into their shiny new building.

In our village (where dd does NOT go to school, the beautiful Victorian school, which was plenty big enough, but needed some renovation, has been sold to developers, and the kids now go to a newly-built monstrosity next to a main road. The Very Thick Wall that had to be put up to protect the kids from any "incident" at the next-door petrol station must have cost a fortune!

MrsMuddle Tue 30-Sep-08 22:19:24

The primary school my DSs went to still had outside toilets. Yes, you read that correctly - outside toilets! (Apart from that, it was a great school)

It's a prime town centre site near Glasgow. I suspect that one day soon it will be "surplus to requirements" and "not economically viable" to upgrade. That way they council could get a packet for the land, and a developer would get a lovely Victorian facade for his block of flats.

Kevlarhead Tue 30-Sep-08 22:27:24

"That way they council could get a packet for the land"

Any bets on how much of that 'packet' comes in a wee brown envelope, individually hand-delivered?

GentleOtter Tue 30-Sep-08 22:32:47

This stinks. Are the new schools that are being built not PPF funded therefore costing gazillions more in the long run?

We have seen a good few schools recently and honestly some of them looked like prisons.

StewieGriffinsMom Tue 30-Sep-08 22:42:37

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TheCrackFox Wed 01-Oct-08 09:16:19

Yes, Portobello HS looks like it is falling apart. Still fuck the kids, so long as the politicians can score points off each other.

Highlander Wed 01-Oct-08 11:29:41

the SNP are too busy doing a public relations job. Re-opening a couple of hospitals that were in the process of closing - the closure then re-opening has cost a packet. Gets them good headlines though.

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