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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Plan revealed for ‘The Bridge’ centre

A LEARNING hub planned in a £66 million shake-up of education in Dumfries has been christened ‘The Bridge’.

The facility set for contruction on land at the King George V site will be the focus of public consultation events in Dumfries next week.
Chairman of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s education committee Councillor Jeff Leaver said: “Providing the best start in life for all our children is a priority for our council.
“We’re currently making excellent progress on a range of exciting initiatives that will enable us to deliver on this priority.”
He added: “Dumfries Learning Town (DLT) is key to this as we strive to deliver a first class learning environment for all young learners.
“The Bridge is a key component of the DLT project, which will offer the very best educational opportunities to our young people in state-of-the-art facilities.
“These events offer the public the opportunity to find out more information and contribute to the future of this fabulous project.”
Last week Dumfries Common Good Fund sub committee endorsed the plan to build the Learning Hub on land at King George V, off Glasgow Road.
It would form part of the first £66 million phase of an education overhaul, which also includes the redevelopment of St Joseph’s College and the moving of Maxwelltown High into a new-build north west Dumfries campus.
Phase two will see the redevelopment of Dumfries Academy and a new-build north east cluster incorporating Dumfries High School.
Consultation events take place between 10 am to 8 pm next week, at Maxwelltown High School and St Joseph’s College on Wednesday June 15 and Dumfries Academy and Dumfries High School on Thursday June 16.

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