ABERDEEN had the second highest bill for vandalism to schools in Scotland.
The city council spent £143,000 repairing the effects of vandalism, just below the highest bill of £158,000 in Falkirk. Aberdeenshire had a bill of £66,782, Angus of £8,104 and Moray of £26,095 for vandalism including smashed windows and damaged bicycle racks.
City council finance convener Willie Young said vandals should pay for the damage.
He said: “Any amount of vandalism to schools is too much because it is taxpayers who have to pay for repairs.”
“We need to catch these vandals and make them pay for the damage.”