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Dumfries and Galloway school upgrade moves planned

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Image caption Work on four secondary schools is planned as part of the £6m upgrade proposals

More than £6m has been earmarked to invest in upgrading schools in Dumfries and Galloway over the next 12 months.

The funding package includes major works at four secondaries and three primaries.

The list of priority projects for the education authority includes a refurbishment of the Cochran Hall at Kirkcudbright Academy.

Investment is also planned to complete the final phase of electrical rewiring and other works at Annan Academy.

One of the science labs at Douglas Ewart High in Newton Stewart is to be refurbished and at Langholm Academy work is to be carried out on the kitchen and dining space as well as electrical rewiring.

A kitchen upgrade is also planned for Penpont Primary, as well as external improvements to Drummore and Sanquhar Primaries.

Updated condition survey data on all local schools will be published in September and will help to determine future priority projects.

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