Pupils at schools across East Renfrewshire face further disruption next week as teachers stage another walkout as part of an ongoing dispute over pay.

All primaries and secondaries in the local area, along with the Isobel Mair School, which supports youngsters with complex needs, will be closed on Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1.

Nursery classes and family centres will remain open but may be subject to reduced hours.

The latest strikes follow on from industrial action which hit East Renfrewshire schools last month, with pupils across the area having to miss lessons.

Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) union rejected a new pay offer from the Scottish Government and employers Cosla last week.

Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville had said teachers who earn up to £80,000 would be given a 6% pay boost, backdated to April 2022, and a further 5.5% from the start of the 2023 financial year,

However, EIS general secretary Andrea Bradley described the latest offer as “inadequate.”

The union is seeking a 10% rise, which ministers say is unaffordable.

As well as the two days of national strike action on February 28 and March 1, unions plan a further 20 days of regional rolling strikes across Scotland between March 13 and April 21.