So the ‘by the end of this session‘ missed from the Herald headline and, of course, a grasp of reality missing from the rest.
In August 2021:
Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has confirmed discussions with local government are underway to deliver the ambitious commitment, which will benefit 700,000 children.https://www.gov.scot/news/devices-for-700-000-children/
Discussions with local government? Discussions within local government departments? Orders go out? Suppliers deliver? After 40 years in education, I’m pleasantly surprised to hear they’ve actually got some to deliver by this stage.
Seven months to go, all discussions done and orders placed. It’s all deliveries now and no real evidence for the Scotsman’s scare story.