Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has wished all those pupils returning or attending school for the first time all the best as the new academic term begins.

Pupils across Renfrewshire returned to school in Renfrewshire on Wednesday.

Gavin has used this as an opportunity to welcome new figures which show that pupils across Scotland will be taught in new or recently refurbished school buildings.

The total number of schools rebuilds or refurbishments completed since the SNP came to power in 2007 is over 750 – well over double the total number of rebuilds and refurbishments undertaken by the Labour/Lib Dem administration between 1999 and 2007.

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:

“Good luck to all those pupils starting or returning to school this week. I also want to wish all those new primary or high school students the very best as they take in their new surroundings, including my eldest who started high school this week!

“Creating a world-class education system for all of Scotland’s pupils is the driving force for this SNP Scottish Government. This is highlighted by the SNP’s fantastic track record in investment into our school estate which puts the previous Labour/Lib Dem administration to shame.