WATCH: 'Last day of school' celebrated across Scotland

Schools have pulled out the stops to ensure leavers get the send-off they deserve, more than three months earlier than planned

Henry Hepburn

WATCH: 'Last day of school' celebrated across Scotland

Grab yourself a tissue to dab away the tears if you plan on scrolling down any further.

Thousands of pupils across Scotland found out on Wednesday, with barely 48 hours' notice, that today was likely to be their last day at school until the summer. And for many, of course, that meant the last-ever day at their school – or any school.

There was an emotional response as pupils started to realise everything they'd miss: trips, proms, parties, shows, leavers' hoodies and all the rest. In short, the rite of passage that is the last few months of primary school, or of school full stop.

Over the past two days, however, staff and students alike throughout Scotland have been pulling out the stops to give leavers the send-off they deserve – even if it is three months earlier than they anticipated, as first minister Nicola Sturgeon notes in the video below.

After the most fraught week imaginable for Scottish education, here are a few chinks of light as we head into another weekend of uncertainty. Enjoy these videos and images of eras ending – and let us know if there's anything we've missed that you'd like to see shared here, by contacting @Henry_Hepburn on Twitter.


Denny High, Falkirk


Forehill Primary, Ayr


Victoria Primary, Edinburgh


Alloway Primary, Ayr


Comely Park Primary, Falkirk


Bonnybroom Nursery, Glasgow


Portobello High, Edinburgh


Duncanrigg Secondary, East Kilbride


Rosshall Academy, Glasgow


Oban High

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Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn is the news editor for Tes Scotland

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