Tranent’s former nursery school ‘now under offer’


A FORMER primary school which has been put up for sale for £100,000, despite people being warned against viewing inside, is up for bid.

The old Tranent Infant School building sat empty for 15 years after closing in 2007.

It was put on the market by East Lothian Council last summer, but potential buyers have been warned they will need specialist breathing equipment if they want to see inside.

Sale details for the Grade B listed building warned interested parties that internal viewing was ‘generally not permitted’.

An internal report on the building, relating to the presence of mould, is offered to prospective buyers, as well as an asbestos diagnosis.

The council said the internal tour of the school, which was built in 1890, would require visitors to provide their own respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

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He said: “The RPE to be worn by visitors to the site during any visit will be based on the risk assessment of the viewers or their employers on the dangers described and identified in the IOM investigation report on the mold.

“East Lothian Council will not grant visits to anyone without the appropriate level of RPE.”

Tranent Nursery School, which closed in 2007, has been a local focus for several years after becoming a magnet for local youngsters.

The school, which is off Sandersons Wynd in the city, is just outside the Tranent Conservation Area.

A council spokesperson confirmed that the school is currently under bid, although no details of the identity of the new owner are being made public.

They said: “The property has gone to a closing date of November 25, 2021 and is now being offered.”


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