Tavish Scott reveals Scottish Government’s 56% increase in investment in the crucial early years of education


I don’t need to tell readers that the early years of education, pre-school, are critical in stimulating perhaps ensuring later development and that lack of funding for, especially, those children from deprived backgrounds, can seriously limit their ability to reach attainment levels comparable to their more affluent peers, for the rest of their lives.

So, the dramatic increases over the last ten years, resulting from Scottish Government decisions, are hugely important. Lib Dem MSP, Tavish Scott, ‘Master of Expenses’ at Holyrood, is to be applauded for bringing this to our notice.

Here are the data for the budget allocation changes per child:




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