RAAC underfunding still impacting Bonnington and South Leith

31 Oct 2023
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Both Lorne Primary and Trinity Primary have RAAC identified within the building after Council assessments in the Summer. The Council are continuing to survey the learning estate and letters have been circulated to parents via the affected schools, with appropriate contact details and alternate arrangements in both schools.

Edinburgh Lib Dem councillors have put an emergency request to the Education committee to receive as many regular updates in the public domain as possible, as transparency is key as we all learn about the scale of the issue.

They've also written to the Scottish government requesting emergency funding and a centralised co-ordination effort to resolve the issue where needed.

The Scottish Liberal Democrats call on the Scottish government to:    

  • Provide sufficient funding to enable public sector remedial works to be carried out by local authorities and health boards;    
  • Allow local authorities and health boards which have already self-funded remedial works to apply for financial compensation in retrospect.    

Councillor Jack Caldwell said "RAAC discovery is affecting young people in Bonnington and South Leith as alternate classroom arrangements are in place. The longer that funding remains a barrier, the more difficult the situation gets. The Scottish government must work with Edinburgh Council to ensure that emergency funding is in place".

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