Vandals have destroyed a kids park in Cramond Primary School after setting it alight on Saturday night.
Photographs posted by the school on Twitter show the extent of the damage to the wooden boat.
Local councillors have been quick to condemn the actions of the vandals.
A group of vandals set fire to our beloved boat on Sat night. I cannot understand it. I have no words. We created it for everyone to enjoy. To share but not to destroy. Our safe space to play, learn and have fun has been ruined. Thank you fire brigade & police for your help. pic.twitter.com/o5j3R17UUL
— Cramond Primary School (@CramondPS) March 19, 2018
Councillors Kevin and Louise Lang, said “We are shocked to hear about the fire which was set deliberately under the wooden ship play equipment over the weekend at Cramond Primary.
“Our understanding from the headteacher that the ship has been damaged beyond repair and will in all likelihood, need to be removed.
“This is a terrible act of vandalism which has understandably shocked patents, pupils and teachers.
“These play facilities were designed to bring fun and a sense of adventure to the school children.
“It is astonishing that anyone would want to destroy it in this way.
“We will be seeking assurances from Council education officials that new facilities can be put in place.
“Meantime, it is important for anyone who witnessed anything or has any useful information to get in contact with the local police.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a suspicious fire in the Cramond Crescent area.
“The incident happened at around 7.15pm on Saturday 17 March. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance and extinguished the flames.
“Inquiries into the full circumstances are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1783 of 18 March.
“Alternatively a report can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.