A STRING of schools in Stirling received national recognition for developing language skills.

The Stirling Learning Community – including Stirling High, Allan’s Primary, Borestone Primary, Braehead Primary, Cambusbarron Primary, Gargunnock Primary and St Ninian’s Primary – all received a Scottish Languages Employability Gold Award from Scotland’s National Centre for Languages (SCILT).

SCLIT, funded by the Scottish Government, promotes and supports high-quality language learning and diversity across the country and also presented St Mary’s Primary in Bannockburn with a silver accolade in the same category.

Kevin Kelman, Stirling Council’s chief education officer and chief officer for people, said: “The fact that two out of the three national award winners lie within Stirling Council shows we are leading the way in an important area of the curriculum.

“Learning languages equips our children and young people with valuable skills and knowledge that can help them achieve their potential.

“Congratulations to both St Mary’s Primary and the Stirling Learning Community for achieving this distinction, which underlines our commitment to widening opportunities for everyone in our schools.”