Statements concerning Edinburgh Schools closures, from both the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government, are available via the following links:
Ongoing updates are available via the Council website here:
& also via the Council's main twitter-feed at:
I'll also update the blog as soon as substantive new information is available.
Personally - not just as Council Leader, but as a parent myself - I deeply regret, and apologise for, the inconvenience this is all causing ... but hope that everyone can understand the safety of children, and our staff, is our top priority and we’re simply not willing to take any risks. As such we have had no option but to close these facilities.