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Our children deserve a better 'Super School' location !

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Despite one of its principal strategic planning policies, “to direct the right sorts of development to the right places, thereby making better places” Highland Council persists with pursuing a 3-18 Campus in the grounds of Tain Royal Academy setting aside serious questions over the impacts on neighbouring amenity, traffic, drainage, noise, educational disturbance and lack of future expansion space. The planning application as lodged confirms the Council has failed to demonstrate the project is anything other than a significant over-development of an inadequate site.

Two alternative sites are available close by, each approximately twice the size of the TRA site, with none or few of the aforementioned  constraints,  the field beside Asda and the Craighill site, the latter recently brought into public ownership. The Council refuses to look at the former and has made excuses to exclude the latter. For the purposes of comparison, the new Wick campus sits on 12 hectares (1180 children), TRA is 6.2 hectares (1000 children).

This is the largest and most significant single development in Tain’s history and to be successful it demands space and plenty of it. The smaller children especially shouldn’t have to rely on limited areas of hard landscaping as play areas.

Please sign and share this petition if you support the Community Council in pressing Highland Council to move its proposed development away from the problematic TRA site to a more sensible one. We want the best solution for the community, the parents, the children and their children, and not the most convenient option for Highland Council.


Signed :


The Royal Burgh of Tain Community Council


David Macdonald - Chair

George Amos - Vice Chair

Derek Louden - Treasurer

David McAllister - Member

Brian MacAngus - Member

Donald MacIvor - Member

Caroline Mackenzie - Member

Morag Matheson - Member

Neil Munro Co-opted - Member



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