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Thousands of children in Edinburgh are preparing to return to school
buildings deemed unsafe following the collapse of a wall
While those buildings are now fixed, a BBC Scotland investigation has
found at least 30 schools across the country have had
Fiona Walker has been meeting families affected.
We were getting ready for school one morning and we have the radio on.
They got a text saying there had been school damage
I thought I would pass and see what was happening.
I stopped the car in the middle of the road, I was so shocked.
This pile of rubble weighs more than a ton and lies in the exact
spot where Julia stands with her son waiting for the school day to start.
If it had happened during the day it would have been
You actually try not to think about it because it is such
Parents were told wall ties, like these sticking
They hold the wall together and connect them
It turned out all 17 schools built under the same private finance deal
in Edinburgh had some of these faults, so they were too
The last of the repairs have now been finished in time for the school
These are pictures we have not seen before of inside the cavity walls
We asked an expert what he thought of them.
I would suggest it is not only contravening standard practice,
I would suggest some of these things are very worrying indeed.
BBC Scotland has discovered at least 30 schools across the country have
had wall or header tie defects that have had to be fixed over
17 in Edinburgh that we already know about.
There are eight more schools in South Lanarkshire had to install
additional wall ties to ensure that the outside wall
At five more schools, the impact was far greater.
An investigation into the Edinburgh schools
The Council there says the defects may not just be in schools,
they are checking every public building built the same way.
It might be that this is a national issue that has to be tackled
in terms of how you supervise the works going on, how
We have just tried to make sure that Edinburgh schools
However, it depends on what the inquiry says.
For now, children in Edinburgh have been reinsurer
They believe that their walls are surely the safest in the country.
At the Olympics, Laura Muir is in final of the 1,500m
while Eilidh Doyle goes in semi of 400m hurdles later.
But away from the athletes, there's another group of people
helping to ensure the Rio Games are a success.
Hello and welcome to the 2016 real Olympics! They have added colour and
noise to these Olympics. -- Rio but the volunteers play a vital role.
While the majority are from Brazil, others have come from further
afield. Having a good day? I did the others have come from further
Commonwealth Games in 2014 so I got the volunteer blog from that. I was
on Facebook and there remember someone said Rio applications are
open and I thought why not. It has someone said Rio applications are
been fantastic. It has exceeded my expectations because I had seen
quite negative stuff but I have just loved every minute of it here. And
this Scott is a volunteer veteran, with the London 2012, Glasgow 2014
and the Ryder Cup behind him. It is a big commitment, I have a full-time
job and a wife and son who put up with me going abroad, but lots of
skills that you get and you meet people from all over the world and
embrace other cultures and integrate with other people from other
countries. The game macro have been fabulous. -- game. The volunteers
have played their part in that. On hand day and night to assist. And to
entertain. Well, it's over to Christopher
Blanchett now with the weather It was a lovely day across the
country. 27 Celsius was the hot spot in the north-west Highlands. Tonight
is dry with clear conditions but by tomorrow morning some mist and low
cloud in the East. Temperatures there to start fairly pleasant. The
whole of tomorrow from most another dry and sunny day. A bit more cloud
around the west Coast and a few spots of rain as the approaching
weather front shows its hand. Thicker cloud through the coast of
Wales but from any, sunny and warm, 24 Celsius. A touch cooler around
the coast with the breeze. The wet weather still because into the
evening but come Thursday it fades away. For many, another Friday. A
bit more cloud and a touch cooler as well. Temperatures by mid afternoon.
Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25am tomorrow morning.
But from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow and around