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The first phase of the £26.5 million Brechin Community Campus came to a close last week, as pupils arrived for their first day at the site on February 17.

Head Boy Connor Dunleavey and Head Girl Karolina Naglik led the pupils in to the building, which has been developed by Angus Council in partnership with hub East Central Scotland, with construction led by Robertson Tayside.

Brechin Community Campus

Brechin Community Campus

Robertson Tayside regional managing director, Kevin Dickson, said: “We are delighted to have reached phase one completion of Brechin Community Campus. This landmark development will provide a terrific learning environment for pupils.

“We look forward to managing the Brechin Community Campus project as it continues to progress.”

Councillor Sheena Welsh, children and learning convener, commented: “The campus will provide a wonderful environment in which to learn and develop for this generation and many generations to come. As a focal point for Brechin, the new community campus will also provide the very best of modern facilities for residents of all ages.”

Gary Bushnell, chief executive, hub East Central Scotland, added: “We have worked closely with Angus Council and Robertson to complete this first phase of the project ahead of schedule and on budget. The new school building provides a high quality facility that has been purpose built to meet the needs of pupils and staff.”

The new campus includes enhanced community leisure facilities, a performance space and accommodation for adult learning and youth activities.

The second phase of the project will involve the demolition of the old school building, provision of new car parking and a synthetic sports pitch. The campus is due to be completed in October 2016.