Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Moray’s MSP, Richard Lochhead, has met with the Chief Executive of the Moray Council over concerns that the new Lossiemouth High will not include a replacement swimming pool.

The meeting took place after Mr Lochhead had spoken to people in the community who had made it clear that SNP Government’s commitment to replace the existing secondary school was welcome and his constituents hope is that the new building will include the same sport and leisure facilities that they currently have access to.

Mr Lochhead met with the Council’s Chief Executive, Roddy Burns this morning ahead of the full council meeting tomorrow, and the concerns around the new Lossie High School was top of the agenda. 

Speaking after the meeting, Richard Lochhead MSP said:

“Discussions with the Council’s Chief Executive on the replacement of Lossiemouth High School were on the whole positive.  I emphasised how important it is that the community doesn’t lose this key and popular leisure facility, particularly at a time when plans are in place for expansion in the town and with RAF Lossiemouth expected to benefit from new investment and a new role.

“ If the Scottish Futures Trust has stated that they would provide funding for two thirds of the cost of a replacement swimming pool then it is absolutely vital that everyone involved in building the new High School and wider community partners work together to identify a way forward that would deliver a like for like replacement.  I’ve made it clear to the Council that I will do what I can as Moray’s MSP to help secure the future of Lossie swimming pool.”