This 2010 Aerial photo was taken by Brian Young’s son on a training flight. I wanted to feature the photo here as it shows something quite unusual.
The Auchinraith new and old Primary Schools side by side to each other, just before the demolition started of the old Calder Street School! The new Primary school was built in the playground of the old Calder Street School. Then, once the new Primary school had opened, the old primary school was demolished to make way for a new playground. It meant disruption to the school term during construction was kept to a minimum.
As much as we like to be nostalgic, the old school was not fit for purpose. Uninsulated, needing completely rewired, requiring to be full re-roofed and with a poor layout for modern classes and class sizes, it proved to be unsuitable for renovation.