To mark the completion of the new Merkinch Primary School, Robertson Construction gifted each pupil a new school t-shirt.

Part of the school’s everyday uniform, the new t-shirts will be worn with pride as the pupils begin to settle into their new school and facilities. 

Frank Reid, regional managing director, Robertson Construction, said: “Construction of the school was carried out whilst the school remained operational and because of this we really felt part of the Merkinch School community  

“It’s important for us that we leave a positive lasting legacy everywhere we work, and we are proud to have played our part in enhancing the original Category B listed building with a new extension so the school can continue to serve the community in decades to come. 

“We look forward to continuing our work in phase 2 as we refurbish the existing facility into new dining and community facilities.” 

Jillian Kean, head teacher, Merkinch Primary School, said: “I would like to thank Robertson Construction for their generosity in gifting each of our pupils a new school t-shirt. This small token will serve as a reminder to the children of the many individuals and their hard work that went into constructing this amazing space for them.  

“We have been thoroughly enjoying our new school building since we moved in and we look forward to spending many years to come in this new facility.” 

The new primary school, procured through Scape Scotland for Highland Council, includes 14 new classrooms, ancillary teaching area, three-room nursery, nurture rooms, a four court games hall, and an external multi-use games area. 

Phase 2 will commence in the coming months. 

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