First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to order a probe into problems at the site of a new secondary school in the Highlands.
Wick High School parent council chairman Professor Iain Baikie has written to the SNP leader and Highland Council’s head of resources Brian Porter.
The move follows a fresh delay to the completion of the £48million Wick Campus, which was expected to be finished by October but will now not open until next year, as well as concerns that there will not be sufficient books and equipment at the site.
Ms Sturgeon performed a turf-cutting ceremony for the project in 2014, and Prof Baikie now wants the first minister to help deliver the promises she made that day.
In his letter, he said: “Doubtless our whole community approved and was inspired by your speech on 14th July 2014 at the Assembly Rooms promising a ‘state of the art’ High School for Wick.
“However, the parent council are extremely concerned about lack of any new educational resources allocated for the new school and the lack of staff to teach the curriculum.”
Prof Baikie added: “It is our request that you ask your educational minister to review the proposed educational resources and to produce a written statement if these are indeed commensurate with a ‘state of the art’ secondary school.”
A Scottish Government spokesman said: “Councils have a legal obligation to ensure that every pupil in every school in Scotland gets access to the resources they need to have a proper education.
“We will study the letter from Professor Iain Baikie with interest and respond in due course.”
In a separate letter to Mr Porter, the parents leader said: “The whole Wick Community including parents, pupils and staff will be sorely disappointed and extremely angry following your brief statement last week that the school campus will not be completed on schedule.”
It was also claimed the that announcement about the delay was in “direct conflict” to assurances Mr Porter had given parents.
A Highland Council spokeswoman confirmed the authority had received a copy of Mr Baikie’s letter and that a review was being held into the Wick Campus project.
She added: “The outcomes of this review will be reported back to a future education, children and adult services committee and the relevant parent councils will also be duly informed of the outcomes.”