Bullying inquiry in Western Isles

Government inspectors are to visit a school in the Western Isles which has been at the centre of serious bullying allegations. The scottish education minister, Brian Wilson, yesterday announced that a special inspection would be carried out at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway.

The school was in the news recently when a pupil, 16-year-old Katherine Jane Morrison, committed suicide after being bullied by two fellow pupils, Lee Anne Murray and Michelle McBratney, both of whom were later sent to a detention centre for three months.

Earlier this month, Western Isles Council announced that a wide-ranging review of the management of the Nicolson Institute would be carried out.