Increasing numbers of parents are teaching their children at home amid frustration over cuts to mainstream education.
Figures obtained by Scotland on Sunday show the number of pupils being home-schooled either full-time or part-time has increased by more than 60 per cent in some areas over the past five years.
Details provided by 22 local councils show the number of children learning at home has increased from 610 in 2014/15 to 827 in 2018/19 – a rise of 36 %.
The actual number of children being educated at home is likely to be much higher, however, as it will include those who have never been in mainstream school.
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