Building a new community campus in Fife
Census information has contributed to the development of a new £24m community campus in Fife.
What the census said
Census information about the level and age of Scotland’s population helps to inform Scottish Government decisions about how schools should be improved or replaced.
Making use of the data
Over £5bn of public money has been spent on building new schools or improving existing schools since 2007.
One example is the £24m Waid Community Campus in Anstruther, Fife.
The new facilities have brought a high school, community learning, development and sports facilities, a library, the police, and enterprise pods all together on one campus.
Feeling the benefits
The new campus has created fantastic opportunities for both the school pupils and community of Anstruther.
Having the school and other services in one place has meant there is more social interaction for the school pupils and a more family atmosphere on the campus.
This has brought about greater opportunities for workplace learning and volunteering, something that benefits the wider community too.
Explore Scotland's Census
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