Local councils have refused to rule out further school bans on a toy craze gripping children across the country.
Fidget spinners are currently all the rage amongst Scottish children, and are flying off the shelves of local toy shops.
However Craigiebarns Primary in Dundee has completely banned the devices from its grounds, claiming they are “a distraction” for youngsters.
In a letter to parents the school also said fidget spinners could “really hurt someone” if thrown in the playground.
The primary is the latest of a string of schools across the country to ban the toys, despite claims they can have health benefits for both young and old.
The handheld gadgets work by being twirled between your fingers, and were first developed as a means for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism to relieve stress.
However last night councils across Courier country refused to rule out further bans being implemented at local schools.
The head of education at Fife Council, Shelagh McLean, said: “If any of our schools are experiencing disruption as a result of pupils using fidget spinners they will take the appropriate action.”
A spokeswoman for Dundee City Council added: “It is up to individual schools to make a decision regarding the use of fidget toys, any decision that is made will be communicated to parents and families.
“Specific learning aids can be provided to any pupils who have been found to need them following assessment.”
A spokeswoman for neighbouring local authority, Angus Council, said: “It is up to individual schools to make plans with their children as to appropriate use.”
A spokesman for Perth and Kinross Council said: “As far as we are aware there are currently no such bans on these toys in schools in Perth and Kinross.”
Last night Ross Pamplin, store manager at Dundee toy shop, The Entertainer, said Dundee was in the midst of a major “toy trend” because of the fidget spinners, which have been amongst the shop’s most popular items for months now.
He said: “We heard it had come through as a support tool to help people with ADHD and autism to connect more, from there they just exploded.
“It really came about three weeks ago, we started playing with them and demoing them.
“It kind of exacerbated from there and it has become a major thing for us. It has been a great toy trend.”
He added the shop is “on top” of the high demand for fidget spinners.
Mr Pamplin said: “We just had a large delivery two days ago. There was a high demand for them for sure, we have managed to keep up with that demand.”