22 June 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Four schools in Edinburgh have been found to have defects in an inspection instigated after 17 schools were temporarily closed because of safety fears following a wall collapse.
The further flaws were highlighted to MSPs as Edinburgh City Council's head of property and facilities management Peter Watton said the local authority "got it wrong".
MSPs also heard that pressure on contractors meant corners appeared to have been deliberately cut in schools built through public-private partnership (PPP) schemes.
They were discovered through the local authority's citywide building investigation sparked after around nine tonnes of masonry collapsed at Oxgangs Primary School in January 2016.
The most recent flaws were found in the four schools in June and are being fixed over the summer. The four schools are: Towerbank Primary, Cramond Primary, Currie Primary, and Valley Park Community Centre.
They were discovered through the local authority's city-wide building investigation sparked after around nine tons of masonry collapsed at Oxgangs Primary School in January 2016.