FIFE COUNCIL have spent triple the amount they'd anticipated on improvements to schools

The authority set aside £90,000 for 'structural deterioration in schools' in the 2018-19 financial year but the spend sits at £290,000. 

However, officers say the money will be funded from other budgets to meet the shortfall.

Louise Playford, school estate service manager, said: "As part of a programme of regular monitoring which takes place across all our schools, work was identified as required in a number of schools across Fife. 

"When undertaking the identified work, we have taken the opportunity to make other improvements at the affected schools which will be funded from other budgets. 

"Therefore, some of the additional costs are relating to improvement work rather than repair work."