THE new school year in Argyll and Bute is already a week old – but those special memories of the first day of term will live on for a while yet.

Parents and guardians across Helensburgh and Lomond had their camera phones out in force last Thursday morning to take pictures of their wee ones as they headed off for the first day of term in their smart uniforms.

Argyll and Bute’s policy lead for education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “From those heading into their final year of secondary school, to our little ones who are just starting out on their educational journey in primary one, I would like to wish them all lots of happiness and success in the new school term.

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“We all want the very best education for our children and young people, to ensure they have every opportunity to be the best they can be."