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EIS union warning over teacher shortages in Aberdeen

Teachers in Aberdeen are being stretched to breaking point by ongoing staff shortages, a union has warned.

The EIS teaching union said staffing levels were now a "significant problem".

It claimed that the city, Aberdeenshire and Moray were among the areas worst affected in Scotland.

Aberdeen City Council is already offering incentives such as so-called golden hellos to attract teachers.

The authority also recently offered to pay the tuition fees of council staff who wanted to become primary teachers.

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