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how to as­sess these build­ings against these ‘high­est stan­dards’ and any wider pub­lic scru­tiny was re­fused due to ‘com­mer­cial con­fi­den­tial­ity’. The short two week pe­riod for the very lim­ited con­sul­ta­tion was also wholly in­ad­e­quate to in­form the de­signs.

These is­sues were then raised with the then Scot­tish Ex­ec­u­tive at the time and were am­pli­fied by a re­port into the schools by Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign Scot­land. This re­port high­lighted short com­ings in the de­sign which could have been ad­dressed at an ear­lier stage. Per­haps given the rushed and se­cre­tive process of de­sign­ing these build­ings and ten­der­ing the build­ing work it is no sur­prise that the build qual­ity of some schools has been found to be sub­stan­dard. David McCle­mont South La­nark­shire Green Party


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