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The Scotsman: Hard-up Scots students stump up whopping £3.8m in library fines



Eben Wilson, director of Taxpayer Scotland, which campaigns for lower taxes, said students should take a more responsible attitude to returning textbooks, at a time when fees have become such a contentious issue.

“Students need to take a bit more care of the money being provided to them by Scottish taxpayers before they ask for more,” she said.

“Racking up thousands of pounds on fines due to their own tardiness isn’t helping themselves or their universities in times of austerity.

“In fact, it’s likely that the money wasted in fines will not be recoverable, and in the end it will be paid by other more disciplined students in lower bursaries and higher costs for their universities.”

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