A DEAL could be struck by the end of the month on a former school which has sat empty for more than 15 years.

The former Tranent Infant School closed its doors in 2007 and was put on the market by East Lothian Council in the summer of 2021.

Now, the building, which had an asking price of £100,000, could finally be sold within a matter of weeks.

A spokeswoman for the local authority told the Courier: “The missives have been concluded but there is still some final legal work to be completed, which is expected to be done by the end of this month.”

It is unclear what the building could be used for and any changes from an educational institute would require a planning application to be approved by East Lothian Council.

East Lothian Courier: The former Tranent Infant School is up for sale. Pic from East Lothian Council

When the building was on the market, prospective buyers were warned that they would require specialist breathing equipment if they wanted to venture inside.

An internal report on the building, which examined the presence of mould, was offered to prospective buyers, along with an asbestos survey.

Any viewing inside the school, which was built in 1890, would require visitors to put on their own respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

The former school has previously been blighted by anti-social behaviour.

The category B listed building, off Sandersons Wynd, lies just outside the Tranent Conservation Area.