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Highland pupil appeals for teachers.

Highland pupil appeals for teachers.

A primary school pupil has written to Education Secretary John Swinney to highlight the teacher shortage at her school.

Poppy Dennis, 11, is in primary seven at 28-pupil Arisaig Primary School in Lochaber.

Her composite class of P4 to 7 has been taught by a series of supply teachers.

Her mum, Valerie Stuart-Orchard, said Poppy saw her parents' frustration at the situation and asked who she could write to "at the top" of education.

Mr Swinney has responded to Poppy's letter. He told BBC Scotland: "It is a tremendous school to be able to take forward a career for a teacher in a beautiful part of Scotland."

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