Eastwood High School in Newton Mearns, delivered by Cooper Cromar, has been selected by Channel 4 News for the second time in a matter of weeks as a venue for a post referendum debate.
"Channel 4 News was searching for an interesting venue in a school or college willing to host a debate on the Scottish Independence Referendum with first time voters from the surrounding area. Eastwood High School was among several we approached, and immediately became our first choice when we saw its wonderful state-of-the-art library space, with its colourful hanging cubes. We could see immediately how televisual it would be, also offering a variety of shots from ground and balcony levels.” said Christine Oldfield, Channel 4 News Production Team. “The space also allowed our presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy to move around between guests and audience, even doing a sequence in the reading 'pod,' in a shift from the more conventional stage and audience arrangement.”
The school, which opened last year, was the first of two exemplar secondary schools from the Scottish Government’s £1.2 billion Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme. Following its success, Cooper Cromar are currently leading the concept design of two further schools at Kelso and Newbattle as part of the programme.
The latest debate takes place this evening on Channel 4 at 7pm.