Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill and Ruthrieston Learn more

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Congratulations to Broomhill School on winning the Scottish Schools Snowsports Association Primary Freestyle Championships. Not only did Broomhill School Team A come first, but Broomhill School Team B came fifth. Individual team members were second and third in the female ski category and third in the male ski category. Sign up here to receive more news and […]

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At its recent budget setting meeting, Aberdeen City Council rejected a proposal I made to create an Education Fund of £2.5 million. This extra money could have been used to make a real difference to the education of every single pupil in Aberdeen’s schools. The Education Fund my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I proposed would […]

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I am very disappointed that Labour, Conservative and SNP councillors united at the city council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee meeting on Thursday 17th November to end the right of children from the Deeside Gardens area to attend Airyhall School. They voted to end the “dual zone” arrangement where children from the Deeside Gardens area could […]

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The council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee agreed on 24th March to create a new school zone covering the site of the 3,000 new houses planned for Countesswells. I consistently opposed the proposal to build 3,000 houses at Countesswells because of the impact this would have on local schools, facilities and roads. Sadly, despite opposition from local […]

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Harlaw Academy to reopen on Tuesday

by Ian Yuill on 14 December, 2015

I have just received an update from council staff confirming that Harlaw Academy will reopen in Tuesday 15th December. The full message I received was: “The clean up operation at Harlaw Academy has continued throughout today (Mon 14 Dec) following the fire at the weekend, with a number of officers and teams working on site. […]

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Harlaw Academy update

by Ian Yuill on 14 December, 2015

I have just received the following update from council staff about Harlaw Academy: “A classroom in the school’s B block will require significant work to repair it while damage to the other classrooms in the block is minimal. A full assessment will begin today (Monday 14 December). This will clarify the full extent of the […]

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New Kaimhill School ‘a huge success’

by Ian Yuill on 18 July, 2011

Its now a whole school term since the new Kaimhill School opened its doors and the feedback from pupils, parents and staff has been fantastic. There is no doubt that Garthdee and Kaimhill’s new school, along with the new community library and community wing are already a huge success. I am delighted that under the […]

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News Release – Ian Yuill welcomes Harlaw decision

by Ian Yuill on 28 October, 2010

Ian Yuill, Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Broomhill, Garthdee and Ruthrieston, has welcomed today’s decision by the Education, Culture and Sports Committee to keep Harlaw Academy open. The area Ian Yuill represents includes most of Harlaw Academy’s catchment area. Ian Yuill said “I’m delighted – and my constituents will be as well. Now the uncertainty […]

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Ian Yuill, Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Broomhill, Garthdee and Ruthrieston, has welcomed the news that council education officers are recommending Harlaw Academy remains open. The area Ian Yuill represents includes most of Harlaw Academy’s catchment area. “This is fantastic news” said Ian Yuill. “Its clear the education officers have listened to the strong and […]

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Great news for Harlaw Academy campaign

by Ian Yuill on 18 October, 2010

The Liberal Democrats have released proposals for the future of secondary schools in Aberdeen which include the retention and refurbishment of Harlaw Academy. This is great news for all of us who have been pressing for Harlaw Academy to be retained. Every single person involved in the campaign, parents, pupils, the Parent Councils of Harlaw […]

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