The Hollywood star who went cap in hand to John Swinney

Tilda Swinton met John Swinney to discuss funding for a Steiner-themed school

You know Tilda Swinton, right? She’s the Oscar-winning British actress, model and all-round darling of indie cinema.

You may not know, however, that she’s also co-founder of Drumduan School in Moray. Nor that she met with education secretary John Swinney after the school had asked him to fund it to the fine tune of £600,000 per year for three years.

A freedom of information request by Tes Scotland revealed that the meeting came about after Mr Swinney was sent a proposal by the school, located in Forres, in the north-east of Scotland, via local MSP Richard Lochhead.

The school, whose website ...

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