Tackling literacy and numeracy problems must become a priority for politicians. I was pleased to see the launch of the report and final recommendations of the independent commission set up by Scottish Labour to look at these problems. You can find more information and the final report A Vision for Scotland here. If you click on the picture you will see the BBC's report on this important issue.
As Iain Gray has said, 'This report is huge wake-up call for Scotland. With one in five Scots with literacy problems this mean that thousands of Scots will not reach their full potential and Scotland’s ability to compete in business and commerce will also suffer.'
I will be reading the report and considering how as a local councillor I can respond over the next few days.