PERTH and Kinross Council (PKC) is replacing a sign outside its new £16.5 million school after a spelling error drew criticism from local residents.

Scotland’s first Passivhaus primary opened to pupils in June this year.

However a sign outside the back of Riverside Primary School directs visitors to park via Argyle Road rather than Argyll Road.

The large sign on Uist place – which also displays a welcome message and the school name in Gaelic as well as in English – reads: “Staff parking only. Visitor parking via Argyle Road.”

One resident shared an image of the error on Facebook and said: “The new school is amazing but Perth and Kinross Council you could have at least checked the spelling of ARGYLL Road.”

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It is understood the original sign was damaged not long after it was installed. It was then replaced with this second sign bearing the spelling error.

Riverside Primary School – a merger between North Muirton PS and Balhousie PS – opened on Tuesday, June 13. The school is the first Passivhaus primary school in Scotland. It is designed to be comfortable all year round – warm in winter and comfortably cool in summer.

However while the building might score an A+ for its energy efficiency, residents have marked the council down for its spelling.

One resident said: “A school that can’t spell their address properly, says it all.”

After the mistake was highlighted, PKC contacted the contractor today to arrange a replacement.

A PKC spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, a replacement sign at Riverside Primary School contained a spelling error. The school highlighted this to our contractor on Monday and a new sign correctly spelling Argyll Road will be installed on Wednesday.”