As many local families in South Edinburgh will agree the pressure on the Primary School intake at our local schools has intensified over recent years.• Since the previous SNP/Lib Dem Council’s shocking decision to close Burdiehouse Primary School the remaining Primary Schools in South Edinburgh have been forced to take the strain and are now at bursting point.• That is why I welcome the news that the now Labour Led Council have submitted plans to build extensions to both Craigour Park Primary School and Liberton Primary School creating new classrooms to help ease the overcrowding problem.• This additional investment is necessary and has been achieved without any assistance from the Scottish Government who have failed to properly support our local Schools since coming to power.• My mail bag and inbox were full of cases in the summer of families being driven apart by school catchment issues as siblings had to attend different schools as there was just no capacity in our schools.• As the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South I am lucky to represent a constituency with some of the best schools in the country which is a testament to the hard working staff who do such a terrific job.• We should do all we can to support them and introducing new facilities like the additional classrooms are part of that.• You can view the plans on the council website by clicking on the links below.

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