Public consultations on new Countesswells and Milltimber schools gets underway

Statutory consultations seeking public views on two proposed new primary schools in Aberdeen are getting underway today (Monday 22 April).

Aberdeen City Council is proposing to build new schools in Countesswells and Milltimber with both scheduled to open in August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

A new school would be within an identified site of the Countesswells development and would see pupils relocated from their current temporary accommodation to the school when completed.

The existing Milltimber Primary School will move to a new building on an identified site within the Oldfold Farm development.

Education Operational Convener, Councillor John Wheeler, said: “We are proud of our recent £80 million investment in new schools and we are looking at further investments in our schools estate to ensure that our children and young people have the best possible facilities in which to learn.

“The Countesswells and Milltimber proposals are key to that ambition and reflect the expansion of the city in those areas

“I would urge anyone with an interest in the plans to take part in the consultation so we can take everyone’s views on board before arriving at informed final decisions”.

Both consultations end at 5.00pm on Friday 7 June 2019 (inclusive) and public consultation meetings will be held at:

  • Tuesday 21 May at Airyhall School from 7 to 8pm for Countesswells and
  • Wednesday 29 May also between 7 and 8pm at Milltimber School for the Milltimber proposal

Survey and proposal documents are available on the Aberdeen City Council website.


Alternatively, any written comments can be sent, marked either Milltimber or Countesswells School consultation, to:

Resources, Corporate Landlord, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 10, Second Floor South, Marischal College, Broad Street, ABERDEEN AB10 1AB

or by email to: schoolestate@aberdeencity.gov.uk