The council’s decision to impose the ban came after the Daily Record newspaper published a photograph of Martha alongside chef Nick Nairn under the headline “Time to fire the dinner ladies.”
Speaking on BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme Mr Payne said his daughter was not happy about the council’s decision.
He added: “I understand that it’s brought pressure from around the world and media interest, but that is really out of our control.
“But we are very supportive of the school – the fact that she has been encouraged to blog and she got permission to do this is testament to them.
“Everyone in the kitchens has been wonderful to Martha and she enjoys going into lunch every day.”
By Friday morning, the council’s decision had sparked a furious reaction on social media.
Local MSP Mike Russell, Scotland’s education secretary, tweeted he would be writing to the council’s chief executive in his capacity as local MSP, calling for the “daft” ban to be overturned. —BBC News – NeverSeconds blogger Martha Payne school dinner photo ban lifted.
Happy ice cream turkey cake day.
The daughter (giving the piggyback ride in pic 2) doing a thing that starts tomorrow.
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