The Education Secretary has said sorry to his former French teacher for misbehaving in class.
In an open letter, in which he describes himself as a 'clever-dick', Michael Gove asks Dan Montgomery to accept his apology - 30 years after he taught him at Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen.
Gove says he now realises that Mr Montgomery was trying to broaden his pupils' horizons.
The letter reads:
Mr Montgomery said he was "intrigued" to read his former pupil's letter and said that even during his schooldays, the Education Secretary stood out, and was earmarked for a career in politics.