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Aberdeen schools clear of building defects says report

New Airyhall School
Image caption Airyhall was one of the schools built

None of the schools built under a public private partnership in Aberdeen have suffered the same construction defects as those found in schools in Edinburgh, a report has said.

Several Edinburgh schools had to be shut temporarily earlier this year.

Aberdeen City Council said an independent report confirmed none of the 10 schools it built were affected.

They were at Bucksburn, Cults, Seaton, Mile End, Braehead, Kaimhill, Airyhall, Heathryburn, Manor Park and Hazlehead.

Education and children's services committee convener Angela Taylor said: "During the construction the city council employed an independent inspector who was used to inspect the work of contractors whilst the schools were being built.

"They challenged the contractor's performance at all times during the construction process which has held us in good stead today.

"Council officers have now reviewed the findings submitted by the contractors and agreed that these provide the reassurance that the PPP schools in Aberdeen were and continue to be safe for use."

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