Lollipop Tory

29th August 1997 at 01:00
The New Socialist Republic of Newton Mearns and Eastwood, commonly known as East Renfrewshire Council, retains its Conservative relics, more commonly known as Iain Drysdale.

The Tory councillor joined in the plaudits for the authority's top-performing school, St Ninian's High, which shares a campus with the council offices. An HMI report has just awarded the school one of the highest ratings ever in Scotland.

"I've got one complaint," Drysdale said last week. "The school's too good. The traffic at Eastwood Toll is terrible in the morning. What are you going to do about it?" "Join me on traffic supervision," quipped headteacher Jim McVittie before he sped off to see about his new huts. Now that's another story.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today