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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 09:29 GMT 10:29 UK
Three new schools open to pupils
Iain MacIlleChiar and Janet MacLeod tour Gaelic school. Picture courtesy of Highland Council
Parent Iain MacIlleChiar and Janet MacLeod inside the Gaelic school
Three new schools will open their doors in the Highlands this week.

They include Scotland's first purpose built Gaelic medium school at Slackbuie near Inverness Royal Academy.

The 4m Bunsgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis will be a focal point for Gaelic learning in the Inverness area. It will have 100 pupils and 45 nursery pupils.

Nearby 6.6m Inshes Primary School, which will have a roll of 301 and Cawdor's 4.7m primary school are also opening for the new term.

The schools are among 11 being built in an education PPP scheme, valued at 134m.

Resolis and Culbokie primary schools opened in April.

Almost 35,000 Highland nursery, primary and secondary pupils are returning to school this week.

Parents and head teacher Janet MacLeod toured the Gaelic school while it was still under construction earlier this year.

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