Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Pupils In A Class of Their Own

If you thought that child’s play was all about mythical characters, dinosaurs and space creatures – then think again.

Youngsters in primary six at Loreburn Primary are clearly in a class of their own as they have much more important things on their minds.

They are actively involved in coming up with bold and imaginative ideas to encourage people to live and work in Dumfries town centre.

The pupils have become involved in the Dynamically Different Dumfries initiative that is looking at ways of improving both housing and the community.

Among their suggestions, so far, are more accessible houses and flats offering views of the river, cool interiors including automatic curtains and lights which switch on when you clap your hands.

They would also like to see more colours, less litter around the town – and a lot less seagulls!

As for activities and shopping, the pupils favour ice skating, racing track and bowling alley while there should be more shops out of town especially a Cadbury outlet and massive Nike store!

Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, praised the involvement of the school in coming up with innovative ideas.

The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “I think it is wonderful the children are being encouraged to say what they would like to see in the town centre.

“Their thoughts are certainly refreshing and hopefully they will continue to come up with more imaginative suggestions when they take part in the green and public space workshop.”