A spokesman for Argyll and Bute Council said the matter had been passed to the police and it would be inappropriate to comment further. In suspending Mr Matheson, a former president of the Headteachers' Association of Scotland, the council says it is following its normal procedures pending an internal investigation.
Donald Matheson of Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh, one of Scotland's leading headteachers, has been suspended following "some concerns raised by an internal audit report".
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