Secondary schools continue to struggle to recruit teachers in key subjects like science and maths, official figures show.

The Scottish Government aimed to recruit 2,336 teachers during the 2022-23 academic year but just 1,506 students applied for secondary teaching qualifications in that time.

It is the third year in a row the target has been missed.

Of 159 chemistry teacher positions just 48 were filled across the country, while 114 maths teachers were found despite a target of 250 being set.

It was a similar story for physics, with 60 jobs taken out of 131 required.

The figures were revealed in a written answer from Jenny Gilruth, the Education Secretary, to Willie Rennie.

The Scottish Lib Dem MSP accused the government of failing to inspire people to train as teachers.

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