Children's education will suffer as a result of cost-cutting move to shorten the day for pupils at a Fife secondary school, critics have warned.
Concern has been voiced that a flagship and long-awaited new school is yet to be given planning permission, as work begins on construction of the access road.
Amid the large number of trees which succumbed to Storm Ali, Madras College in St Andrews was counting the loss of its familiar chestnut tree which came a cropper in the high winds.
Work is expected to begin on the road to the new Madras College this month.
A weekend half marathon bid by a former Fife teacher battling motor neurone disease is to receive the support of Angus secondary school youngsters.
Campaigners fighting for a new Madras College in St Andrews fear the proposed opening date for the new school is fast becoming “unachievable”.
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Fears that budget cuts could result in fewer teachers and a shorter school week have been backed by a leading teaching union.
A Fife headteacher has warned schools may have to adopt a four-and-half day week to make ends meet as budget cuts bite.
The new Madras College could be too small by the time it is built, locals have warned.