Local MSP Jackie Baillie has expressed her best wishes for all young people in Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, Helensburgh and Lomond eagerly awaiting their exam results next week.

Most pupils will receive their results by first class post on Tuesday 8 August. Those who activated an online account with the SQA before 19 July will receive a text or email from 8am on results day.


The Dumbarton MSP has also urged anyone who is disappointed with their results, or did better than expected, to call the Skills Development Scotland helpline for advice.


Expert careers advisers will be on hand to offer information and support to young people and their parents on applying for vacancies at colleges and universities through clearing, as well as advice on apprenticeships, employment and volunteering.


The helpline will be open from 8am -; 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9am -; 5pm from Thursday onwards. The number to call is 0808 100 8000.


Jackie said:


“This is an anxious time for many young people and their families so I want to offer my best wishes to everyone in Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, Helensburgh and Lomond who is waiting for their exam results. I know they have worked hard all year and I hope they get the results they were aiming for on Tuesday.


“For those who are finishing school, I wish them all the best as they enter a new chapter in their lives. Inevitably some might narrowly miss out on the results they need for college or university, others might do better than expected, but whatever the result there is no reason to panic. There are plenty of vacancies still available on a wide range of courses and apprenticeships. The SDS helpline can talk you through your options and help you find the best match so I would encourage anyone who needs advice to call 0808 100 8000 on Tuesday

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