School leavers in the Stirling area continue to go on to positive destinations after finishing secondary school – with the latest figures showing 93.8% of youngsters in the Stirling area going into further or higher education, employment or training three months after leaving school.


The total across Scotland has risen from 93.3% last year to 93.7% this year – showing that even more young people are finding fulfilling opportunities after leaving school. In Stirling, the percentage of people going on to positive destinations has gone from 93.2% last year to 93.8% this year – and increased from 88.6% since 2011/12.


Of those in positive destinations, 44% are at University and 16% are at college, while 28% are in employment and 3% are in training.


Commenting on the latest stats, SNP MSP for Stirling, Bruce Crawford said:


“The Scottish Government continues to make education its priority this parliament – and these figures reflect just how important SNP action on education is for our young people.


“Being able to go on to a positive destination after leaving school – whether that is college, university, work or training – is a great boost for young people across the Stirling area, improving their self-confidence and setting them up to make positive contributions to our communities as adults.


“That more young people across Stirling are going on to positive destinations this year than previously – up from 88.6% to 93.8% over the last six years – is fantastic news for our local community.


“Our young people need fulfilling work, study or training after leaving school to help ensure they don’t get left behind – and these positive figures for the Stirling area and across Scotland show that they are benefiting from exactly that.”