New Inverkeithing HS site should be decided “before 2019 ends”

Lesley Laird MP has called for a location for a new Inverkeithing High School to be decided by the end of the year.

As of May, six locations have been considered for further assessment. They are: land north of the A921; Rosyth Waterfront; the Fleet Grounds in Rosyth; the HMS Caledonia site in Rosyth; and West Rosyth. 

Lesley Laird said: “We’ve talked about a replacement Inverkeithing High School for years after the building had already passed its sell by date.

“We hoped for years – in vain – that the Scottish Government would actually deliver on promised funds, while Inverkeithing High continued to fall apart at the seams.

“That promise now lies dead in the water, I understand, so I’m all the more thankful Fife Council pushed above and beyond by pledging all funds needed to green-light the project.

“I would urge all parties now to get a move on and decide a location and I can see no reason why a preferred site cannot be finalised by the end of this year.

“There are compelling financial and logistical reasons why a new school should be built near the current school.  A key consideration in any location decision must also be the continued operation of the much loved “Wing”.  In my opinion, land to the north of the A921 would present an ideal solution.

“For the sake of pupils, staff, and the wider community, we need to focus now on delivering a school which is fit for purpose and delivers a 21st century educational experience.  The time for prevarication is over.”