I think the SNP in Edinburgh has been too busy eyeing up the prime real estate some of these schools are sitting on. Now that the housing market has imploded they might get on with educating our DCs instead of threatening to close schools left, right and centre.
dd's school is very run down, but the next school along will be moving tomorrow into their shiny new building.
In our village (where dd does NOT go to school, the beautiful Victorian school, which was plenty big enough, but needed some renovation, has been sold to developers, and the kids now go to a newly-built monstrosity next to a main road. The Very Thick Wall that had to be put up to protect the kids from any "incident" at the next-door petrol station must have cost a fortune!
The primary school my DSs went to still had outside toilets. Yes, you read that correctly - outside toilets! (Apart from that, it was a great school)
It's a prime town centre site near Glasgow. I suspect that one day soon it will be "surplus to requirements" and "not economically viable" to upgrade. That way they council could get a packet for the land, and a developer would get a lovely Victorian facade for his block of flats.
the SNP are too busy doing a public relations job. Re-opening a couple of hospitals that were in the process of closing - the closure then re-opening has cost a packet. Gets them good headlines though.