Bishopbriggs new school named Thomas Muir Primary

Date: 

Wednesday, 31 August, 2016

 

The new school being built in Bishopbriggs to replace Woodhill and Auchinairn Primaries is to be known as THOMAS MUIR PRIMARY bringing the name of the great Scottish political reformer back into everyday use.

As part of the Council’s Primary School Improvement Programme, the new school will be built together with a replacement Cleddens Learning & Childcare Centre as part of a £12.4m development on the site of the existing Woodhill Primary.

The name was picked following a consultation by the interim parent council with both school communities and local Councillors and with input from local historians. The voting results are as follows:

  • Hillview Primary                   110 votes (35%)
  • Thomas Muir Primary         143 (46%)
  • Westerhill Primary               55 votes (17.5%)
  • Undecided                             5 votes (1.5%)

The Council’s Education Committee recently approved the name and Vice Convener, Councillor Manjinder Shergill said, “Thomas Muir, the father of Western Democracy, who hailed from Bishopbriggs in the 18th century, has long been honoured in the town.

“Until 2006 there was a high school named after him and a Council building also bore his name. This new school is an ideal opportunity to once again recognise the important role he plays in the history of the town.

“Work on the school is progressing well and agreeing a name is a major step forward.”

 

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