A SAW and other sharp tools and building materials have been found by Cairneyhill children after they were left at an Avant Homes building site.

Cairneyhill Community Council brandished the health and safety issue as “extremely dangerous” and contacted the Press after their concerns were left ignored by the housebuilder for over a week.

Several hours after the Press spoke to Avant on Tuesday, they contacted concerned residents to apologise and ensure that the site at Pitdinnie Grange would be cleared up.

Janet Davidson, secretary of the community council, said: “It just doesn’t bear to think about what the consequences could have been.

"This was initially reported by this resident on October 9 and he was assured that this would be dealt with.

“We took on the issue on October 14 as there still had been no action. The debris left on this site is extremely dangerous. The fence from Drummormie Road has been removed and used tools and equipment lying about on the site.

“It means that children on their school holidays are playing in this area, it's become a magnet to them because they are finding things to play with. Some of the items found are a pick, saw, sharp pipes and other sharp metal objects.

“I'm really alarmed that items like this are just lying about on-site, they look like they’ve been there for a long time too.”

An Avant Homes Scotland spokesperson said: “The safety of residents and members of the public on our developments is our priority.

“When this matter was brought to our attention, we conducted an inspection and took immediate steps to ensure the items were cleaned up and disposed of appropriately.”