A SCHOOL from the Wee County has been named as a finalist in this year's Scottish Education Awards.

Efforts to involve parents and the wider community in children's development has earned Abercromby Primary School a place among the final three for the Parent and Family Engagement Award.

If it was not for the ongoing coronavirus crisis, school chiefs would be looking forward to an awards ceremony in November at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.

Unfortunately, organisers Education Scotland confirmed last week the event has been cancelled.

However, the body said nominations in this category were "of a very high standard and reaching the final stages of the awards is a great achievement".

Councillor Graham Lindsay, spokesman for education at Clackmannanshire Council, said: "I am delighted to the great news that Abercromby primary has been named as one of the three finalists for the Parent and Family Engagement Awards in the Scottish Education Awards.

"Working effectively with parents and carers is a key aspect of any successful school community and Abercromby have demonstrated excellence in the communication and support provided to families connected to the school.

"Well done to all staff for reaching this stage and we are proud of this achievement in getting to this stage."