Wednesday 13th September 2023,
North Edinburgh Community News

Local library to close immediately after RAAC discovered during survey

Blackhall Library is closing temporarily tomorrow after RAAC was found during an initial survey. 

More detailed surveys are required to establish extent of the issue and any remedial work that may be required.

Groups who use the library are being contacted to advise them of the closure and the Council are actively looking to relocate activities in the local community. 

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Council Leader Cammy Day said: “An initial survey of Blackhall Library has unfortunately identified the presence of RAAC, so we’ve taken the decision to temporarily close the building while we carry out more detailed inspections.

“I know people will be disappointed about the temporary closure but it’s the right step to take until we know the extent of the issue and what remedial work may be needed.

 “Dealing with the impact of RAAC comes at a significant, and growing, cost and I’ve written to both the UK and Scottish Government this week seeking assurances that this will be fully funded.” 

You can get updates on RAAC by clicking here.

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