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Bog-awful school loos need £8m upgrade

posted 12 May 2009, 13:04 by David Rintoul   [ updated 31 Oct 2009, 19:25 ]

More than £8 million needs to be spent on Edinburgh's "disgusting" school toilets to bring them up to scratch, a new report reveals today.

A survey carried out by council officials has found that £3m is needed immediately to upgrade 20 "priority one" school loos, while a further £5.4m will have to be found for the rest.

The review of all toilets in city schools was ordered by education director Gillian Tee last year after parents at Tollcross Primary highlighted the state of its facilities by showing her photos of burst pipes, live wires, broken toilets and cracked sinks.

The school's toilets have now been upgraded, along with those at St Mark's and St Cuthbert's primaries and Portobello High, but there are dozens still desperately waiting for improvements.