Scotland’s education secretary has admitted probationary teachers are “opting not” to come to rural council areas like Aberdeenshire.

MSPs heard there is a “years-long” issue with attracting and retaining secondary school teachers in these areas.

At education questions, Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett said the most recent intake for his local council received 20 of a requested 44 teachers.

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