The need for anti-racist education in Dumbarton and the Vale schools is becoming more urgent than ever, teachers’ leaders have insisted.

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan argued the rise of the far-right in politics made challenging prejudice an “important task” for all educators.

He spoke out as teachers and lecturers headed for Glasgow to take part in a special event to discuss what they can do to combat racism through education.

Labour’s Anas Sarwar, chairman of Holyrood’s cross party group on tackling islamophobia, called for anti-racism education to be embedded across the school curriculum.

Mr Flanagan stated: “Sadly, this work is becoming more urgent as a result of the growth of the far right across Europe and increase in racist attitudes.”