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Brewery switch for school is step closer

posted 12 Nov 2011, 10:41 by David Rintoul   [ updated 23 Nov 2011, 15:00 ]

Campaigners calling for a new Boroughmuir High School have welcomed a successful bid to build on the site of the former Fountain Brewery.

Lloyds Banking Group, which owns the Fountainbridge site, has accepted the local authority’s bid to buy the land for the school.

The city council secured “preferred bidder” status, which means the site will be bought subject to the conclusion of missives and the approval of full council at its meeting on November 24 – with the purchase being confirmed before the end of the year.

Following the purchase, a full consultation on the proposal will be carried out early next year on moving the school to Fountainbridge.