Portlethen parents given another chance to have say

Residents in Portlethen were given another chance to look over options for primary school provision in the town on Monday night.

A stakeholder meeting was held at Portlethen Primary giving local interest groups a further opportunity to give their opinions on the options on the five options that have been presented.

The five options include the choice of building a new primary school at Hillside, and another options looks at the possibility of closing the existing Portlethen Primary - an option that has been strongly rejected by many in the town.

The Save the Heart of Portlethen campaign group, who are against the closure of the school, welcomed the extra meeting. Spokesperson Stephen McKerron said: “We welcome the decision to hold one final Portlethen stakeholders group meeting before the options for Portlethen’s education provision are put forward to the Kincardine and Mearns Area committee for selection.

“However, we do think that the Council should arrange for further Community engagement events to be held at Portlethen Primary School and Fishermoss Primary School to once again allow the parents and public of Portlethen to review and approve any options that come out of this final Stakeholder meeting.”

The next stage of the process will be for the options to be considered by councillors at upcoming meetings of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee and then the council’s Policy and Resources Committee.