Tips for school leavers

SCHOOL leavers were given advice on building their careers recently.

More than 50 students from East Dunbartonshire’s secondary schools met traditional craftspeople and took part in taster workshops to learn about stonemasonry, lead plumbing, roofing and slating, joinery and bricklaying at Historic Scotland’s Stirling depot.

They then visited Stirling Castle to get an insight into how these skills are being used today.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s convener of education, Councillor Una Walker, said: “It can be quite a daunting prospect for young people leaving school, particularly in the current financial climate when unemployment is so high. So, I am delighted that, along with our partners, we are offering such a positive opportunity and enabling young people to make a more informed choice when selecting courses in further education.

“It was a tremendously informative and enjoyable event for all who took part and I look forward to finding out about the long term success of this project and I wish all the participants the best for their future careers.”