MORE than 30 schools in Scotland found to contain a potentially dangerous concrete have been named by councils.

Figures from every local authority in Scotland, collated by The National and the PA news agency, showed 37 schools across the country have been found to have the potentially dangerous material, reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac).

Scottish Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said 37 schools were affected and that ministers had known since last year.

READ MORE: Which schools in Scotland have Raac concrete and are any closed?

The National: Scottish Social Justice Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville spoke in a debate on the UK-wide Bill on Tuesday (Jane Barlow/PA)

She said: “This has of course been an issue that the government has been aware of for some time, and that’s why action has been taken, and has been for some time, for example way back in July 2022 Scottish Government officials made contact with the Scottish heads of Property Services and directors of education in Scotland to share information on Raac.

“I can completely appreciate why there is public concern on this, particularly given the way that announcements have been handled down in England.

“But I can reassure the member that we appreciate that public concern means we need to be as open as possible, as we can be, for this because parents and staff are concerned about this issue.”

The schools where Raac have been found by Scottish council area are:

Perth and Kinross
Perth Grammar School

West Lothian Council
St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn
Balbardie Primary School
Windyknowe Primary in Bathgate, Riverside Primary
Knightsridge Primary in Livingston

Highland Council
Charleston Academy, Nairn Academy

Forres Academy 

Inverclyde Council
One school which has not been named, thought to be St Michael's Primary School in Port Glasgow

Aberdeenshire Council
Mackie Academy
Westhill Academy

North Lanarkshire Council
One school which has not been named

East Lothian Council
Parts of Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans and Ross High School, Tranent

Argyll and Bute Council
John Logie Baird Primary School in Helensburgh

Abbotswell Primary
Cornhill Primary 
Hazlehead Academy 
Northfield Academy 
Quarryhill Primary School
St Machar Academy
Westpark School

Pentland Primary School
Fox Covert Primary School
St Andrews Fox Covert RC PS (one site)
Colinton Primary School
Currie High School
Lorne Primary School
Cramond Primary School
Trinity Primary School

Ardler Primary School
St Fergus Primary School

North Ayrshire Council
Ardrossan Academy

Dumfries and Galloway 

Dumfries Academy and Laurieknowe Primary School in Dumfries and Carrutherstown Primary School in Nithsdale


Whitehill Secondary