Well, the day just gets worse and worse for Edinburgh ... massive problem with the successful employment of newly qualified teachers; trams for Glasgow, and now the school building programme has ground to a virtual halt.
Late this afternoon, the SNP/Lib-Dem Council Administration frankly confirmed their complete inability to match Labour's previous school-building programme "brick-for-brick".
Between 1999 and 2006 (a 7-year period) the previous Labour Administration in Edinburgh commissioned a total of 34 new or refurbished schools (all listed here). This has resulted in one-third of the pupils attending Edinburgh's schools learning in buildings that are either new or completely refurbished. Its a statistic that is unparallelled anywhere else in the country.
And today we've had it confirmed that - maybe - 1 school, Portobello High School, could be renewed by 2014. The other four Wave3 Schools are now confirmed as having no associated funding to take their renewal or redevelopment forward. Its a complete disgrace.
James Gillespies High School, Boroughmuir High School, St. John's Primary School, and St. Crispin's Special School, are all being told they will simply have to wait.
The result? - between 2007 and 2014 (a 7-year period) the SNP/Lib-Dem Administration in Edinburgh will have commissioned - maybe - the grand total of 1 new or refurbished school.
Just to remind you - here's what the SNP manifesto said in May 2007: "we will match the current school building programme brick for brick."
It was a cruel deception and the Minister for Education should hang her head in shame.