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S5W-22158: Rona Mackay (Strathkelvin and Bearsden)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 14 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many schools have been (a) built and (b) refurbished in each local authority area in each year since 2007.

Answered by: John Swinney 22 March 2019

Prior to 2009-10 local authorities were not asked to specify whether a school was built
or refurbished and information for 2007-08 and 2008-09 is outlined in table 1. In 2009-10
this information was collected for the first time, however, not all schools were categorised
as being built or refurbished and information for 2009-10 is therefore presented in a
separate table, table 2. Tables 3 and 4 outline the number of schools that were built and
substantially refurbished in each local authority between 2010-11 and 2017-18 respectively.

Table 1: Number of schools which have been built or substantially refurbished 1 in the financial years 2007-08 and 2008-09 by local authority

 

Built or substantially refurbished 2

 

2007-08

2008-09

Aberdeen City

0

1

Aberdeenshire

4

1

Angus

7

4

Argyll & Bute

9

1

Clackmannanshire

1

2

Dumfries & Galloway

0

4

Dundee City

0

6

East Ayrshire

3

6

East Dunbartonshire

0

1

East Lothian

0

5

East Renfrewshire

0

0

Edinburgh, City of

4

6

Na h-Eileanan Siar

0

0

Falkirk

0

5

Fife

6

0

Glasgow City

2

9

Highland

4

6

Inverclyde

1

3

Midlothian

8

0

Moray

0

0

North Ayrshire

7

1

North Lanarkshire

9

5

Orkney Islands

0

1

Perth & Kinross

0

2

Renfrewshire

5

5

Scottish Borders

2

3

Shetland Islands

0

0

South Ayrshire

1

8

South Lanarkshire

14

12

Stirling

6

7

West Dunbartonshire

0

0

West Lothian

0

2

Total

93

106

1. Only builds or refurbishments with a cost of £500,000 or more for primary and £1 million or
more for secondary and special schools are included.

2. Information specifying whether a school was built or refurbished is not available until 2009-10.

 

Table 2: Number of schools which have been built or substantially refurbished 1 in the financial
year 2009-10 by local authority

 

Built

Substantially refurbished

Not specified 2

Aberdeen City

6

0

0

Aberdeenshire

0

0

0

Angus

2

0

0

Argyll & Bute

0

0

0

Clackmannanshire

1

0

0

Dumfries & Galloway

10

1

0

Dundee City

2

0

0

East Ayrshire

0

0

0

East Dunbartonshire

6

1

0

East Lothian

0

1

0

East Renfrewshire

0

1

0

Edinburgh, City of

6

0

1

Na h-Eileanan Siar

0

0

0

Falkirk

2

2

0

Fife

0

2

0

Glasgow City

4

2

1

Highland

1

6

1

Inverclyde

2

0

0

Midlothian

3

0

0

Moray

0

0

0

North Ayrshire

0

0

0

North Lanarkshire

0

0

0

Orkney Islands

0

1

0

Perth & Kinross

6

2

1

Renfrewshire

0

3

0

Scottish Borders

2

1

0

Shetland Islands

0

0

0

South Ayrshire

0

0

0

South Lanarkshire

9

4

0

Stirling

0

1

0

West Dunbartonshire

1

0

2

West Lothian

2

3

1

Total

65

31

7

1. Only builds or refurbishments with a cost of £500,000 or more for primary and £1 million or
more for secondary and special schools are included.

2. The data collected did not distinguish whether it was a new build or a refurbishment.

 

Table 3: Number of schools which have been built 1 in the financial years 2010-11 to 2017-18 by local authority

 

Built

 

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Aberdeen City

2

1

0

0

0

1

2

1

Aberdeenshire

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

2

Angus

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

Argyll & Bute

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Clackmannanshire

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Dumfries & Galloway

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

3

Dundee City

1

1

1

2

0

0

2

2

East Ayrshire

0

0

5

1

0

0

0

3

East Dunbartonshire

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

1

East Lothian

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Renfrewshire

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

Edinburgh, City of

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

Na h-Eileanan Siar

0

3

4

0

0

0

0

0

Falkirk

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Fife

0

1

1

1

1

0

3

1

Glasgow City

2

2

2

0

1

0

3

5

Highland

0

0

3

0

0

5

2

3

Inverclyde

0

2

0

3

0

0

1

0

Midlothian

0

0

1

1

0

0

2

2

Moray

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

North Ayrshire

0

0

1

0

1

0

2

3

North Lanarkshire

0

5

4

0

0

1

1

0

Orkney Islands

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

Perth & Kinross

2

1

0

0

1

2

1

3

Renfrewshire

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

Scottish Borders

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

3

Shetland Islands

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

South Ayrshire

1

0

0

1

0

0

2

1

South Lanarkshire

14

11

11

16

14

4

5

1

Stirling

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

West Dunbartonshire

3

2

0

1

0

0

3

3

West Lothian

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

Total

31

33

39

31

22

19

39

47

1. Only builds with a cost of £500,000 or more for primary and £1 million or more for
secondary and special schools are included.

 

Table 4: Number of schools which have been substantially refurbished 1 in the financial years 2010-11 to 2017-18 by local authority

 

Substantially refurbished

 

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Aberdeen City

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

Aberdeenshire

1

0

0

0

4

3

2

4

Angus

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Argyll & Bute

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clackmannanshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dumfries & Galloway

2

0

3

5

1

2

1

3

Dundee City

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Ayrshire

0

0

3

0

1

0

0

1

East Dunbartonshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Lothian

2

0

0

2

0

1

2

0

East Renfrewshire

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Edinburgh, City of

0

0

0

6

4

8

6

2

Na h-Eileanan Siar

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Falkirk

0

0

1

0

0

2

1

1

Fife

5

1

2

1

0

1

4

2

Glasgow City

1

1

0

2

43

0

27

25

Highland

0

0

1

2

2

0

3

1

Inverclyde

0

1

3

2

0

2

1

0

Midlothian

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Moray

0

0

0

0

1

1

4

2

North Ayrshire

3

2

0

2

0

1

0

0

North Lanarkshire

0

0

4

0

0

1

1

0

Orkney Islands

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Perth & Kinross

0

0

1

3

1

0

1

0

Renfrewshire

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

2

Scottish Borders

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Shetland Islands

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

South Ayrshire

1

1

0

3

2

0

0

4

South Lanarkshire

1

0

1

0

0

1

2

0

Stirling

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

West Dunbartonshire

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

West Lothian

3

3

0

0

0

0

2

0

Total

24

13

21

32

59

25

61

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1. Only refurbishments with a cost of £500,000 or more for primary and £1 million or more for secondary and special schools are included.