Pupils at Clydebank High are being denied hot meals at lunchtime due an increase of staff isolating.

It's the second time since August meals have gone off in the area after parents criticised education bosses for backing the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and denying hot meals to primary pupils.

Council bosses confirmed hot meals were not available at Clydebank High but were getting "healthy packed lunches".

Green MSP Ross Greer said this could have been prevented with emergency funding from the Scottish Government.

He said: "School catering staff have done an incredible job to ensure young people are fed, and the problems at Clydebank High are not unique. Recent figures showed over 2000 school staff across Scotland were absent from work in one week.

"The Greens have pushed since June for regular testing to be made available for all school staff and older pupils.

"The Scottish Government’s refusal to do this has almost certainly played a role in the spread of the virus within our schools. The Greens will keep pushing for staff at Clydebank High and every other school in Scotland to get the protections they deserve.

“The government needs to deliver emergency funding to prevent disruption like this.

“The Scottish Government has failed to recognise the serious concerns of school staff throughout this pandemic, and it has certainly failed to take the actions needed to keep them safe. It’s time for them to take these concerns seriously and ensure safe staffing levels in our schools.”

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It was revealed last week that primary school pupils in East Dunbartonshire haven't been receiving hot meals since the school term began in August.

A spokeswoman for West Dunbartonshire Council said: "Pupils at Clydebank High are being offered healthy packed lunches following the temporary closure of the kitchens within the school due to staff absence."

The Scottish Government has been approached for comment.