Two teenagers charged after school gutted in blaze
The disused Paradykes Primary School building in Midlothian was extensively damaged.
Two teenagers have been charged after a former primary school building in Midlothian was gutted in a fire.
The disused Paradykes Primary School in Loanhead was extensively damaged by the blaze on Saturday evening.
Police Scotland have now said a 16-year-old boy has been charged over the incident and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
A 15-year-old boy has been referred to the Children's Reporter.
Chief inspector Kenny Simpson said: "It is extremely disappointing that so much damage has been caused to this building.
"I want to thank the public for their support during our enquiries and reassure the local community that behaviour such as this will not be tolerated."