THE transformation of Marr College was officially unveiled last week.

The project, which began in the spring of 2015, has seen new all-weather facilities, a new technical wing and the refurbishment of the Marr building and the new south wing and the new PE block being opened, helping to modernise the 1935 building.

The £37 million award-winning building was officially opened by John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on Wednesday, November 29.

John Swinney MSP, said: “This is a truly fantastic school which showcases exactly what we hope to achieve through our £1.8bn Schools for the Future programme – modern, state of the art schools that allow our pupils and teachers to thrive and engage with learning in different ways.

“At the outset of the programme in 2009, we originally aimed to build or refurbish 55 schools across Scotland – we have now more than doubled that commitment and it is fantastic to see so many of these wonderful buildings, like this one here in Troon, now being completed.”

Cllr Douglas Campbell, added: “Marr College has been a fixture in Troon for more than 80 years and our programme has enhanced the best of the building’s period features, while completely transforming parts of the estate.

"I’d like to thank all involved for delivering this fantastic project and l look forward to seeing the impact it will have to enhance opportunities for generations.”