16/08/2016 Reporting Scotland


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Thousands of children in Edinburgh are preparing to return to school

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buildings deemed unsafe following the collapse of a wall

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While those buildings are now fixed, a BBC Scotland investigation has

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found at least 30 schools across the country have had

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Fiona Walker has been meeting families affected.

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We were getting ready for school one morning and we have the radio on.

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They got a text saying there had been school damage

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I thought I would pass and see what was happening.

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I stopped the car in the middle of the road, I was so shocked.

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This pile of rubble weighs more than a ton and lies in the exact

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spot where Julia stands with her son waiting for the school day to start.

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If it had happened during the day it would have been

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You actually try not to think about it because it is such

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Parents were told wall ties, like these sticking

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They hold the wall together and connect them

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It turned out all 17 schools built under the same private finance deal

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in Edinburgh had some of these faults, so they were too

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The last of the repairs have now been finished in time for the school

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These are pictures we have not seen before of inside the cavity walls

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We asked an expert what he thought of them.

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I would suggest it is not only contravening standard practice,

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I would suggest some of these things are very worrying indeed.

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BBC Scotland has discovered at least 30 schools across the country have

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had wall or header tie defects that have had to be fixed over

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17 in Edinburgh that we already know about.

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There are eight more schools in South Lanarkshire had to install

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additional wall ties to ensure that the outside wall

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At five more schools, the impact was far greater.

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An investigation into the Edinburgh schools

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The Council there says the defects may not just be in schools,

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they are checking every public building built the same way.

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It might be that this is a national issue that has to be tackled

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in terms of how you supervise the works going on, how

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We have just tried to make sure that Edinburgh schools

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However, it depends on what the inquiry says.

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For now, children in Edinburgh have been reinsurer

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They believe that their walls are surely the safest in the country.

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At the Olympics, Laura Muir is in final of the 1,500m

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while Eilidh Doyle goes in semi of 400m hurdles later.

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But away from the athletes, there's another group of people

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helping to ensure the Rio Games are a success.

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Hello and welcome to the 2016 real Olympics! They have added colour and

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noise to these Olympics. -- Rio but the volunteers play a vital role.

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While the majority are from Brazil, others have come from further

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afield. Having a good day? I did the others have come from further

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Commonwealth Games in 2014 so I got the volunteer blog from that. I was

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on Facebook and there remember someone said Rio applications are

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open and I thought why not. It has someone said Rio applications are

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been fantastic. It has exceeded my expectations because I had seen

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quite negative stuff but I have just loved every minute of it here. And

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this Scott is a volunteer veteran, with the London 2012, Glasgow 2014

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and the Ryder Cup behind him. It is a big commitment, I have a full-time

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job and a wife and son who put up with me going abroad, but lots of

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skills that you get and you meet people from all over the world and

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embrace other cultures and integrate with other people from other

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countries. The game macro have been fabulous. -- game. The volunteers

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have played their part in that. On hand day and night to assist. And to

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entertain. Well, it's over to Christopher

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Blanchett now with the weather It was a lovely day across the

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country. 27 Celsius was the hot spot in the north-west Highlands. Tonight

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is dry with clear conditions but by tomorrow morning some mist and low

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cloud in the East. Temperatures there to start fairly pleasant. The

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whole of tomorrow from most another dry and sunny day. A bit more cloud

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around the west Coast and a few spots of rain as the approaching

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weather front shows its hand. Thicker cloud through the coast of

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Wales but from any, sunny and warm, 24 Celsius. A touch cooler around

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the coast with the breeze. The wet weather still because into the

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evening but come Thursday it fades away. For many, another Friday. A

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bit more cloud and a touch cooler as well. Temperatures by mid afternoon.

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Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25am tomorrow morning.

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But from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around

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