Calls have been made for new fire safety legislation after it emerged more than 120 schools in Scotland do not have smoke detectors. Freedom of Information requests by the Press Association show there are 124 such buildings in 10 out of the 32 local authority areas without the devices. They include schools in Glasgow, Fife and the Highlands – while Aberdeenshire said it did not know which had detectors fitted.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: “Local authorities are responsible for ensuring the fire safety of all of their schools. “The Deputy First Minister wrote to all local authorities last year and received reassurances that all necessary steps are being taken on this crucial issue. “As part of these steps, it is vital that schools are fully compliant with the guidance and advice of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and we expect all schools and local authorities to take this issue as seriously as we do.