The Scotsman report:

More support is needed for Scottish teachers, an MSP has said, as figures show more than 130,000 working days have been lost to stress in the last three years.

Schools in Perth and Kinross were hit most, with teachers missing 9,667 working days, followed by Fife with 9,580 and Glasgow, where 9,000 days were lost.

The figures have been brought to light through a Freedom of Information request by the Liberal Democrats and the party’s education spokesman is now calling on education ministers to work with schools and local authorities to review the support offered to teachers suffering from stress.

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