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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13576: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 20 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many school librarians there have been in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 9 January 2018

The following table shows the number of library staff employed in publically funded primary, secondary and special schools in Scotland between 2007 and 2016.

 

Library Staff (Full Time Equivalents)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Aberdeen City 14 14 14 14 13 11 13 13 13 13 Aberdeenshire1 19 20 20 20 21 20 20 21 18 20 Angus 12 13 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 11 Argyll & Bute1 8 9 10 9 9 10 10 9 9 0 Clackmannanshire 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 Dumfries & Galloway 11 8 11 11 11 9 10 7 8 8 Dundee City 11 10 11 9 9 9 9 9 10 8 East Ayrshire 8 6 8 7 6 8 9 6 8 9 East Dunbartonshire 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 East Lothian 6 6 6 6 7 6 5 5 6 6 East Renfrewshire 6 7 5 7 6 7 6 7 7 6 Edinburgh, City of 24 19 23 22 23 20 22 24 23 21 Na h-Eileanan Siar1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Falkirk 9 9 9 10 9 9 8 9 9 5 Fife 22 20 20 22 20 17 17 18 19 16 Glasgow City28 28 26 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Highland1 17 19 21 22 20 12 16 16 15 16 Inverclyde 8 6 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 Midlothian 6 5 5 6 5 6 4 4 5 5 Moray 9 9 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 North Ayrshire 9 10 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 9 North Lanarkshire 25 21 22 23 19 19 17 20 14 19 Orkney Islands 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Perth & Kinross 18 19 18 13 11 12 12 11 11 11 Renfrewshire 11 10 10 10 7 7 7 7 7 7 Scottish Borders 8 7 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 Shetland Islands 9 7 7 8 8 6 6 6 5 7 South Ayrshire 7 7 7 8 7 7 8 3 5 6 South Lanarkshire 15 16 14 15 15 14 12 11 12 10 Stirling 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 4 4 2 West Dunbartonshire 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 West Lothian 14 14 13 13 11 11 11 10 10 10

 

1. Staff in libraries that share a site with a school and serve both the public and pupils have been excluded.