Date lodged: 2 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how it differentiates between school cadet unit/forces and linked detachment unit/forces.
Answered by: John Swinney 16 May 2018
The Army Cadet Force has developed a distinct Scottish approach where community-based Cadet Linked Detachments are working in partnership with a number of state schools to deliver elective learning opportunities which support Curriculum for Excellence. This differs from the UK Government model where the Cadet Unit is hosted within the school itself. All contributions negotiated by state schools with community-based Linked Detachments are elective activities. No young people have to participate if they do not wish to do so.