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Pupils in the Highlands praised for SQA exam results

Teenagers in the Highlands have been praised for performing well in their SQA exams.

Highland Council said 322 pupils passed five Highers with 47 of them gaining five straight A passes.

Elliot Tilling, a pupil at Ardnamurchan High School on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, was among those gaining five A passes, all at the top banding.

Charlotte Gordon, of Thurso High School, achieved four of her five A passes at the top band.

Highland Council said she had gained the qualifications just a month after her 16th birthday.

Bill Fernie, education, culture and sport committee chairman, congratulated pupils and staff for their hard work.

He said: "The results in Highland have been consistently strong for a number of years and that is very pleasing.

"I congratulate the candidates, their teachers and all the parents and carers who support young people through their exam years."

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