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Urgent report delayed

A map showing the site of the planned new Anderson High School.

AN URGENT progress report on building the new £36 million Anderson High School in Lerwick has been held up for two weeks to give councillors time to read it.

Members of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee protested on Wednesday morning that they had only received the 165 page report the previous afternoon.

Councillors also complained the report had been marked “private” and ordered education officials to edit out the commercially confidential elements so the highly topical subject could be discussed in public.

When councillor Billy Fox asked officials if they were allowed to table a report at such short notice, he was told they could if it was urgent.

The report will now be debated at a specially convened meeting of the committee on 20 August.

Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021