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‘Extreme anger’ over library cuts

Plans emerge two months after promise of protection

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A council is planning to axe all school librarians and another is proposing to halve the number in secondary schools – only two months after campaigners hailed a landmark policy that promised unprecedented protection for school libraries.

The Scottish School Library Alliance said it was “extremely angry and disappointed” about the plans, while well-known authors have warned that such cuts will lead to falls in attainment and literacy.

The moves also call into question how much the Scottish government’s support for a service counts when councils are desperate to find ways to balance their ...

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