An MSP has slammed the state of line markings outside an Aberdeen primary school as “dangerous” – and demanded the council rectifies the problem before children return.
Kevin Stewart, who represents Aberdeen Central at Holyrood, said the lines, including zig-zags that indicate no stopping in front of the school, have been either tarred over or have faded away outside Broomhill School on Gray Street.
Mr Stewart has written to Aberdeen City Council chief executive Angela Scott on the issue after being alerted by a parent.
In the letter, the MSP called for the lines to be reinstated before the pupils return from their summer break.
The SNP politician said: “It’s unacceptable that these road markings should be getting tarmacked over and not repainted. The result is that children are being put at risk on their way to and from school.
“These markings were all put down to keep school pupils safe so it’s disappointing that they haven’t been maintained. The council needs to take urgent action and get this fixed before school returns later this month.”
The school has around 370 pupils, in 15 classes from primary one to seven, as well as two nursery classes with around 80 places.
Area councillor Ian Yuill, the leader of the Liberal Democrat group at the council, said: “Clearly they need to be repainted.
“It’s something that I’ll be meeting with the council officer about and asking that they do so as soon as possible.”
According to the council, an inspection has been scheduled outside the school next week to assess the damage to the markings.
A spokeswoman for the council said: “The area outside Broomhill Primary School will be inspected at the start of next week and the required works will be carried out.
“Aberdeen City Council is investing an additional £10 million over the next five years in our roads network.”
Pupils will return to the school following their summer break on August 21.