Water at review schools assessed to be safe, John Swinney insists

Tests have shown water at a school where several current and former teachers have been diagnosed with cancer is safe to drink, the Education Secretary has insisted.

Concerns have been raised after blue water came from taps in Buchanan and St Ambrose High Schools in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire – whose joint campus is built on a former landfill site.

John Swinney said the water there had been tested and been “assessed to be safe”.

He added the Scottish Government had taken the “unusual step” of setting up an independent review to help “address concerns” of…
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