Pupils at secondary schools across Lanarkshire are to be given an additional two days holiday.

The Scottish Government has agreed to the exceptional closure on June 1 and 2, for high school children including KEAR in Blantyre, Rutherglen High and Sanderson High Schools.

The additional in-service days will allow schools to support the delivery of the Alternative Assessment Model for National Qualifications in session 2020-21.

Children will already be off due to the public holiday on Monday, May 31, meaning secondary schools will be closed until Thursday, June 3.

Primary pupils will however return to the classroom following the public holiday on Tuesday, June 1.