Dailly’s new school gets the green light

How the new Dailly Primary School is set to look.
How the new Dailly Primary School is set to look.

Work is set to begin on Dailly’s new school in the New Year after a planning application was permitted this week.

Councillors on South Ayrshire Council’s regulatory panel gave the green light to the application at a meeting on Thursday.

That was despite some concerns from villagers over the size of the new school which the council say is the latest project in transforming rural schools.

Demolition work on the current village primary school will start later this year with pupils decanted to the community centre whilst work is ongoing on the new two-storey Dailly Primary School.

Donald Gillies, South Ayrshire Council’s Head of Property and Risk said: “The application for Dailly Primary School was approved last week. We are proposing to start the demolitions later this year with the new build starting in January 2016. South Ayrshire Council is passionate about education and we are continuing to invest in rural schools.

“Around £70 million will be spent on improving facilities for children and young people across South Ayrshire, which includes new build primary schools in Dailly and Tarbolton.”