Asbestos found in schools
Asbestos has been found in 186 Glasgow schools.
Nearly half of all Scotland’s schools have the banned substance in their walls.
More than 1,600 state nurseries, primaries and secondaries contain cancercausing asbestos, which was used as a cheap, fire-proof substance in the second half of the 20th century.
Inhaling asbestos fibres can lead to the killer disease mesothelioma, a lung cancer, which appears up to 50 years after exposure.
The schools and nurseries found to have had asbestos include Kings Park Secondary School, Ardnahoe Nursery, Castlemilk Day Nursery, Castleton Primary School, Croftfoot Primary School, King’s Park Primary School, Kirkriggs Primary Schooland St Brigids’s Primary School.
The former Cairns Primary School building in Halfway, which is no longer in use, was also found to have asbestos inside.
A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “We have a robust management programme in place to ensure safety in all our buildings and working closely with the health and safety executive.
“Our staff also receive ongoing training and instruction for reporting.”