Aberdeen council bosses have confirmed that asbestos was discovered in the roof of a former city secondary school- which has had its demolition halted.
Last week, it emerged the demolition of Kincorth Academy had been stopped in its tracks after safety concerns about an alleged find of the potentially-deadly substance.
Contractors George Beattie and Son have torn down much of the site, which closed its doors for the final time last summer when pupils moved into Lochside Academy.
Demolition is expected to be completed by October, and the site has been earmarked for housing once the remains of the school have been cleared.
However, work ground to a halt after a report was made.
Last night, a council spokesman said: “Works in connection with removing asbestos cement roof sheeting have ceased whilst investigations are still ongoing.”
The council was told in November last year to improve procedures after there was no emergency response for five days following the discovery of asbestos at Bridge of Don Academy last July.