Further school inspections
SCHOOLS across Perth and Kinross will be further assessed for structural shortcomings.
Buildings throughout Edinburgh were shut suddenly in 2016 after a wall collapsed at Oxgangs Primary.
At the time, Perth and Kinross Council said it had carried out “visual” inspections of its publicprivate partnership (PPP) schools, and there did not immediately appear to be any defects.
The local authority has now struck a £100,000 agreement for a more thorough examination of its school estate.
Glasgow-based firm FLN Consulting Engineers has been commissioned to carry out a series of assessments at several, undisclosed school buildings.
In the brief for the £108,000 operation, a council spokesman said: “The purpose of these structural assessments is to provide risk-based assurance to Perth and Kinross Council regarding the structural condition of its school estate.”