A SCHOOL head has written a letter to parents warning them of a book written by one of their teachers whose views “are not shared by the council".

The strongly worded correspondence sent out on February 9 was in response to a Dumbarton Academy teacher penning a “self-published” book titled 'The (Mis)adventures of a Dumbarton Maths Teacher.'

It is understood the book logs the teacher’s “fun time “at the high school since 1989.

However, the book and its contents prompted head Alison Boyles who lettered parents saying they were unaware of the book's existence.

The letter reads: “I am writing to inform you that we have been made aware of a self-published book written by a current member of staff at Dumbarton Academy.

“The book has been written and published without the council's prior knowledge.

“The book contains views by the author that are not recognised or shared by the council or in any of our education establishments.

“As soon as we were informed of the book, the council acted swiftly and an investigation is underway.

“There is no further information available for me to share due to the ongoing investigation but I wanted to update you personally and reassure you that I am happy to speak to anyone who may have particular concerns.”

It is unclear at this stage what “views” contained within the pages of the book have caused such outrage.

However, the blurb at the back of the book describes it as an "insight into the wonderful and yet often chaotic life working as a maths teacher in Dumbarton from the 80's, 90's, 00's and whatever you call the bit that came after that..."

Whilst the Amazon description reads: "In 1989, at the tail end of the Cold War, a phone call was made that would change the lives of many people in an area of Scotland, not very far from where the Nuclear Submarines were kept.

"Of course, it had nothing whatsoever to do with East/West relations at all.

"It was instead, simply a call from Strathclyde Regional Council offering me a job at Dumbarton Academy.

"This led to many somewhat strange, often suspicious, and definitely dubious events taking place with the help of several other disreputable parties, or as they were otherwise known, ‘some of my good mates’."

When contacted by the Dumbarton and Vale Reporter, West Dunbartonshire Council said they do not comment on individual cases.

However, it is understood the local authority expects the "highest standards from all its employees" and takes swift action when it believes these have not been met.