A primary school is asking young children attending its classes if they are transgender or gay.
Merkinch Primary School in Inverness is quizzing its pupils aged between five and 12 in an equality and diversity survey.
The poll – which has been savaged by a number of campaigners – asks if the children how they identify.
It also asks the youngsters if they have ever laughed or been unkind to someone because they are gay or transgender.
MailOnline has contacted the school for comment on the survey but has received no response.
It emerged days after Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish government forced through removing the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria before applying to change gender, as well as lowering the minimum age to 16.
Women’s groups have mounted protests while Harry Potter author JK Rowling has labelled Ms Sturgeon a ‘destroyer of women’s rights’.
Rights campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen said of the school survey: ‘It is really sinister. Asking children’s identity at that age is really inappropriate. The survey is asking thinking about something that does not apply.
‘Schools should not be places to indoctrinate children with these ideologies.
‘There is overwhelming harm of teaching any child they might be in the wrong body.
‘We don’t know what the repercussions of that might be.
‘Anybody who cares about children should not be introducing ideas like this to them so young.’
The school has a history of stirring controversy amid the transgender debate.
In 2018 parents blasted its decision to end boys and girls only races at sports day.
It made the move after the Highland Council emailed out new guidelines to improve inclusion for pupils who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI).
The decision meant all the children competed together, but mothers and fathers feared it could cause the children to be bullied.