Years of neglect of Glasgow schools have left the fabric of buildings in an intolerable condition as stated by the recent Audit Scotland report on council estates management. After decades of Labour estate mismanagement, we have to ask the question, "what next for the community of Old Drumchapel and Blairdardie?"
The SNP is clear, KEEP OPEN Blairdardie Primary School. Old Drumchapel and Blairdardie deserve better and the SNP is ready and willing to take up the fight to re-invigorate our dilapidated schools estate through a fully comprehensive estates review with you the community at its heart.
SNP councillor and Leader of the Opposition, James Dornan, expressed the SNP's frustration and disappointment at Labour's decision. Cllr Dornan said: "What we have seen over the past few months has been little more than a paper exercise. Despite overwhelming proof that the Labour consultation was flawed they have still decided to carry out their plans to close and merge up to 25 nursery and primary schools across Glasgow, as they always intended.
"Over 7,200 Glaswegians responded to the consultation with almost 7000 voting against these proposals yet Labour have wilfully disregarded the views of 96% of respondents to their consultation and gone ahead with almost all of their closures and mergers.
"This makes a mockery of their claims to be willing to listen to public opinion."
Yet in the face of public anger Labour has rejected any compromise and even unveiled plans to eliminate 34 more schools across the city which are listed C or D and this includes schools across Drumchapel and Anniesland.