A course leader at the city's Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has been sacked after claims were put forward relating to "bullying" and "misuse of authority".

A total of 10 students filed complaints of "widespread abuse" at the arts school last year which sparked an independent review.

Complaints included forms of intimidation, disparaging remarks about mental illness and mis-gendering trans students from Professor Deborah Richardson-Webb.

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Now, an independent review action update plan for June 2020 has stated: "The Head of Performance Pedagogy (also Head of CPP Programme) is no longer employed by the RCS."

It's understood Professor Richardson-Webb, who led the school's performance arts course for more than 20 years, was suspended by school chiefs in February pending the outcome of the probe.

And a recent update from the review board stated they were "delighted to see the progress made in the past months".

It added: "Clearly a lot has been done to enable CPP to continue to develop. Efforts to connect both externally and internally are producing results and exciting new opportunities are likely to emerge."

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A spokeswoman for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland said: “Having commissioned an Independent Review last November, RCS has shared with its community a full six-monthly update of all actions taken at institutional and programme level, as well as the future actions and developments planned.

“A great amount of work has been and continues to be done and we are committed to an RCS which aims to be truly inclusive and responsive to positive change.”