Ex-pupils set course for positive futures

More than half of all this year’s school leavers in East Dunbartonshire are going on to higher education, with a fifth entering the employment market.

In total 95 per cent of young people are heading for a positive destinations - three points above the national average. Some 1,303 leavers left school this year to go to university, college, training or employment.

Of all leavers, 58.3 per cent went into higher education;14 per cent further education; 1.6 per cent training and 20.7 per cent to employment.

Rona Mackay MSP said: “It’s excellent news young people in my constituency have exceeded the national average. While these figures are hugely encouraging, there is more to do in deprived areas.”