STAFF at the Scottish Qualifications Authority will strike on exam results day.

Unite the union confirmed that action will take place on June 26, July 22 and August 6 – when pupils are to receive their results – amid a restructuring dispute.

The SQA say they have robust contingency plans and are "fully committed" to ensuring that candidates receive their results on time.

Phil Black, Fife Council's head of education (secondary schools), said: “The lead-up to the publication of the SQA results can be a stressful time for all young people and their families. As always, we will do all in our power to support young people through this period and be on hand to offer any further guidance or advice.”