NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Public Spending Debates: North East

Education and proposals to close or merge Aberdeen secondary schools topped the agenda at a BBC Scotland debate on public spending in Aberdeen.

Held in Aberdeen Grammar - not one of the schools under threat - other topics discussed included health and care provision for the elderly, local government costs, pensions and quangos.

The panel representing all four main political parties consisted of the SNP's Brian Adam, Conservative Alex Johnstone, Labour's Lewis Macdonald and the Lib Dem's Alison McInnes.