THREE Glasgow secondary schools are to be checked for safety for a second time this year following the closure of 17 Edinburgh schools.

Edinburgh City Council announced on Friday that 17 schools and a community centre would close due to concerns over safety.

The venues were all built under a £130 million public-private partnership (PPP) finance scheme more than a decade ago, and managed by the Edinburgh Schools Partnership.

The issue first came to light in January when part of a wall collapsed at an Edinburgh primary school during a storm.

In March, the school was closed after safety inspections revealed "serious defects" making it unsafe to occupy.

Local authorities across the county, including Glasgow City Council, were urged to carry out their own review of school buildings following concerns that other venues built under the same agreement may be unsafe.

Three Glasgow schools, which have not been identified by the council, will be surveyed next week, however a spokeswoman said the schools will reopen as usual following the Easter holiday.

A spokeswoman said: "Our PPP contractor 3Ed carried out surveys following the issues raised by Edinburgh Schools Partnership with their buildings [earlier this year].

"We do not have the reports in writing from 3Ed but they have reassured us verbally that nothing has been found which would cause us concerns or make us feel that we should be closing our schools.

"In light of the most recent news they have taken the decision to undertake more surveys next week.

"Our schools will open as normal on Monday 18th April following the Easter holiday."