Over 30 Edinburgh schools upgraded during October break

Kitchen at Duddingston Primary School

OVER 30 schools and nurseries across Edinburgh underwent upgrades and repairs over the recent October break.

The City of Edinburgh Council said that the programme of upgrades was ‘significantly’ larger than those undertaken in previous years.

Planned improvements included replacing windows and floors, lighting and ceiling upgrades, electrical work, cleaning of gutters and general refurbishments.

More specific work saw a refurbishment of the main hall, kitchen and central area at Dean Park Primary School; new flooring at Fox Covert Early Years; and the installation of a new sports pitch at Currie High School.

Some schools are also being surveyed by specialists as part of an ongoing pilot to establish how buildings’ energy efficiency can be improved to inform and support our journey to net zero carbon by 2030.

Councillor Rob Munn, finance and resources convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said, “This investment will help ensure safe, sustainable buildings across the Council’s estate, including our schools and nurseries.

“We are committed to providing high quality settings for learning, as well as for people to access other Council services, and this much-needed work, which continued throughout the October break, is essential for bringing our buildings up to a good condition.”