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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-09789: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 19 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many schools have been built in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 29 June 2017

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. Table 3 outlines the number of schools that were built in each local authority between 2010-11 and 2015-16, respectively.

Table 1: Number of schools which have been built or substantially refurbished1 in the financial years 2007-08 & 2008-09 by local authority

 

Built or substantially refurbished2

 

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

Eilean 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 built1 in the financial year 2009-10 by local authority

 

 

 

 

Built

Not specified2

Aberdeen City

6

0

Aberdeenshire

0

0

Angus

2

0

Argyll & Bute

0

0

Clackmannanshire

1

0

Dumfries & Galloway

10

0

Dundee City

2

0

East Ayrshire

0

0

East Dunbartonshire

6

0

East Lothian

0

0

East Renfrewshire

0

0

Edinburgh, City of

6

1

Eilean Siar

0

0

Falkirk

2

0

Fife

0

0

Glasgow City

4

1

Highland

1

1

Inverclyde

2

0

Midlothian

3

0

Moray

0

0

North Ayrshire

0

0

North Lanarkshire

0

0

Orkney Islands

0

0

Perth & Kinross

6

1

Renfrewshire

0

0

Scottish Borders

2

0

Shetland Islands

0

0

South Ayrshire

0

0

South Lanarkshire

9

0

Stirling

0

0

West Dunbartonshire

1

2

West Lothian

2

1

Total

65

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 built1 in the financial years 2010-11 to 2015-16 by local authority

 

Built

 

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Aberdeen City

2

1

0

0

0

1

Aberdeenshire

0

0

0

0

1

3

Angus

1

0

0

0

0

1

Argyll & Bute

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clackmannanshire

0

0

0

0

1

0

Dumfries & Galloway

3

0

1

1

1

0

Dundee City

1

1

1

2

0

0

East Ayrshire

0

0

5

1

0

0

East Dunbartonshire

0

0

0

0

0

1

East Lothian

0

1

0

0

0

0

East Renfrewshire

0

1

0

1

0

0

Edinburgh, City of

0

0

0

0

0

1

Eilean Siar

0

3

4

0

0

0

Falkirk

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fife

0

1

1

1

1

0

Glasgow City

2

2

2

0

1

0

Highland

0

0

3

0

0

5

Inverclyde

0

2

0

3

0

0

Midlothian

0

0

1

1

0

0

Moray

0

1

1

0

0

0

North Ayrshire

0

0

1

0

1

0

North Lanarkshire

0

5

4

0

0

1

Orkney Islands

0

0

1

1

0

0

Perth & Kinross

2

1

0

0

1

2

Renfrewshire

0

0

1

0

1

0

Scottish Borders

0

0

1

1

0

0

Shetland Islands

2

0

0

0

0

0

South Ayrshire

1

0

0

1

0

0

South Lanarkshire

14

11

11

16

14

4

Stirling

0

0

1

0

0

0

West Dunbartonshire

3

2

0

1

0

0

West Lothian

0

1

0

1

0

0

Total

31

33

39

31

22

19

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.