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Asbestos found at ex-St Eunan's Primary site in Clydebank

The public has been warned to stay out of former school grounds in Clydebank after asbestos was discovered.

West Dunbartonshire Council said the the potentially cancer-causing substance was found at the former St Eunan's Primary by contractors.

The building was demolished in 2011 but some local people have used the site as a short cut since a fence was breached.

The council is repairing the fence, erecting warning signs and removing the asbestos. Investigations continue.

'Public safety'

West Dunbartonshire Council said the asbestos was discovered by contractors during "routine" land investigations.

Councillor Patrick McGlinchey, convener of infrastructure and regeneration, said: "Our first concern is for public safety and we wanted to let people know of this situation as soon as possible.

"Signage has been ordered and will be erected immediately. We would ask that people respect this advice and do not access the site.

"The asbestos found on the ground is being removed and the council is awaiting further detailed reports on this occurrence. We will take all further action as required."

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