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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13409: Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the Architecture and Design Scotland good practice guide, School renewal by refurbishment, which says that “where they are feasible, re-imagined old schools can deliver new education benefits, bridging the best of the old school building and modern settings for learning, socialisation and wider community engagement.”

Answered by: John Swinney 20 December 2017

The 2015 'School Renewal by Refurbishment - a Good Practice Guide' was developed by Architecture & Design Scotland in collaboration with local authorities, ADES, COSLA, Education Scotland and Scottish Futures Trust. This formed part of the 2014-15 A&DS Schools Programme which is supported by Scottish Government and underlines the Government's commitment to improving learning in Scotland through raising the condition of our school estate.