Former Castlebrae High School to be demolished after vandalism

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The new Castlebrae High School in Craigmillar opened on April 26 and within two weeks windows at the old school had been smashed, the building broken into and toilets vandalised.  Police were also called to reports of people on the roof.

Some education department staff were still based at the old Castlebrae and the plan had been for the building to remain operational.

Council chiefs decided urgent action was needed following the vandalism.  Remaining staff were relocated and demolition contractors were called in to bulldoze the building at a cost of up to £750,000. Preparations are under way and demolition work is expected to start by the end of next month.

Written by: Jill McLaren

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