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Council Shortlisted for three Learning Places Scotland Awards

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South Ayrshire Council has been shortlisted in four categories for the prestigious Learning Places Scotland Awards 2021.

These awards provide recognition of excellence in the design of educational buildings.

Queen Margaret Academy has made the shortlist in two categories - 'Pupil/Student Experience' and 'Inspiring Learning Spaces', while Ayr Grammar Primary School/Early Years Centre/Archive and Registration Centre is a finalist for the 'Project of the Year' award. 

Forehill Early Years Centre has also been shortlisted in the 'Early Learning & Childcare' category. 

All three new school projects have been delivered by the Council over the course of the past year.

Councillor William Grant, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People said: "We want our young people to get the best possible start in life and the environment in which they learn plays a key part in this.

"All three buildings shortlisted are fantastic examples of the excellent facilities our school estate has to offer, and I am happy that this has been recognised by Learning Places Scotland."

Councillor Brian McGinley, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Resources and Performance said: "Being shortlisted in not one, but three different categories in the Learning Place Scotland Awards is a great achievement in itself. 

"These modern learning facilities are an asset to the area that will benefit many generations to come."

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 23 November 2021.

Published 02 November 2021.