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Moray schools unaffected by construction concerns raised in Edinburgh.

Press release   •   Apr 11, 2016 09:51 BST

In light of the weekend’s news that schools in Edinburgh built under the Private Finance Initiative have been closed due to construction concerns, Moray Council’s director of education and Social Care, Laurence Findlay, assured parents over local buildings.

He said:

“Miller Construction, the contractors responsible for the schools built under the PPP initiative in Edinburgh, has not undertaken any work on behalf of the Moray Council. We have a five-year rolling programme of health and safety and building standards audits on our schools carried out by our quantity surveyor staff. We are confident that all our schools meet appropriate standards. However we have no complacency in relation to the standards of our school buildings and we continue to monitor our school estate very closely at all times.”

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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