Single school labelled ‘nuts’

JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill has branded calls for a single new school to replace both Portobello and Castlebrae as “nuts”.

The Edinburgh Eastern SNP MSP hit out at proposals by some Labour activists in Craigmillar for a new East Edinburgh Academy in either Craigmillar or Brunstane.

He said he was “gobsmacked” that they were putting forward the plan when Labour councillors had turned down such a move.

Mr MacAskill said: “It’s nuts and it would end up with the area housing the biggest school in Scotland.”