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A start has been made on plans for an eight-grade primary school, accommodating 10 pupils, to be erected at the US Navy base at Edzell.

The ne school will not be ready until 1968. It will be staffed by American teachers.

The provision of a school has become necessary as 90 houses are to be erected at the Base.

Said Commander E. C. Dehn, the base executive officer: “We have been more than satisfied with education which our children have been receiving at the Scottish schools but the primary schools which our children have been attending at Luthermuir and Fettercairn would be hopelessly overloaded when the new houses are occupied.”

To bridge the gap until the new school is ready a temporary two class school is to be built from an existing building at the base. It will cater for the initial two primary grades and accommodate 60 pupils.

The Town Council on Monday decided not to convert Viewforth Terrace into nine two-apartment flats but to demolish the property and build new houses on the site.

It was early in January that the Council decided to go ahead with the reconstruction of the block, converting the old houses into six new flats. During the intervening months the Provost and other Councillors had had second thoughts.