Single-sex state school in Glasgow facing calls to admit boys

Scotland’s only state-funded single-sex school is facing a challenge to its status from a group of parents over whether boys should be admitted.

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Professor Ian Boyd, former director of the University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit, has been awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of his research on the ecology of seals around South Georgia.

Scot emulates Shackleton and Scott with Polar Medal win

A Scottish scientist has joined legendary explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton as a recipient of the prestigious Polar Medal.

James I of Scotland was murdered in Perth in 1437. A project has now been launched to recreate his final resting place at the town's lost Charterhouse. Picture: National Galleries of Scotland

Search for lost Scots royal tomb begins in Perth

His death was brutal even by the standards of the House of Stewart, a royal dynasty no stranger to untimely demises.

People & Places 9
Govanhill area in Glasgow, where Scotland's first state backed Islamic nursery is. Picture: TSPL

Plans for first state-backed Islamic primary school in Scotland

Glasgow could soon be home to Scotland’s first state-backed Islamic primary school.

Education 34
The blaze caused "significant damage" before being put out by firefighters. Picture: John Devlin

Youths set Scots school alight then wait for firefighters

Police are hunting two youths who climbed onto the roof of a school to deliberately start a fire and then watched from nearby as firefighters put out the blaze.

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The �1billion Glasgow University expansion will transform citys West End

£1bn Glasgow West End transformation plan given green light

A £1bn redevelopment in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, which will result in the construction of a new public square and the creation of up to 3,000 jobs, has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 3
Aberdeenshire school pupils could soon be studying Doric as part of the curriculum. Picture (posed by models): John Devlin

Aberdeenshire councillors consider Doric plan for schools

Pupils at Aberdeenshire schools could soon be studying Doric as part of the curriculum.

Education 8
Education secretary John Swinney announced the funding boost this morning. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Swinney promises funding rise for teacher training places

More than £3 million will be made available to train an extra 371 teachers next year, the Scottish Government has announced.

Education 20
The  collapsed wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.

Expert warns of lethal flaws in Scottish public buildings

Public buildings erected in the 21st century could have potentially lethal problems, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has warned.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians 11
Zara Morris-Trainor is studying the relationship between snow leopards, ibex and livestock in the wilds of Mongolia. Picture: Soyolbold Sergelen

Impact of cashmere trade under spotlight on Mongolia trip

An Aberdeen University researcher is following the footsteps of Sir David Attenborough by studying the relationship between snow leopards, ibex and livestock in the wilds of Mongolia.

Aberdeen & North East

Edinburgh school closures: ‘Luck’ that no children were killed

ONLY “timing and luck” prevented the deaths of children when nine tonnes of brickwork collapsed at a primary school, an inquiry has found.

Events manager Mariusz Bogacki at Cabaret Voltaire, which is linking up with the Ragged University. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Edinburgh nightclub clears dancefloor to become part of Ragged University

It is one of Edinburgh’s most popular nightclubs, with clubbers forming lengthy queues into the early hours to enjoy live music in its Old Town basement vaults.

Music 1
Teddy bears and the like that get passed from one pupil to another for weekend "care" can be stressful for parents who feel their skills are being judged on what they do with the toys.

Jane Bradley: Picnics just won’t cut it for nursery Teddy

Last weekend was a big one in our household. We had an important visitor.

Opinion 1
John Swinneys announcement abut EU student funding was delayed to allow him to unveil details at the SNP conference last October. Picture: John Devlin

John Swinney ‘deliberately delayed’ EU student funding pledge

E-mails have emerged suggesting education secretary John Swinney deliberately delayed giving a crucial funding guarantee to EU students until the SNP conference, despite appeals from the university sector and his own colleagues in government.

Politics 100
The  collapsed wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.

Leader comment: Schools crisis a litany of failure and complacency

It is been more than a year since Edinburgh’s school estate was plunged into crisis after nine tonnes of masonry fell at Oxgangs Primary during a storm.

UK 14

Star Wars philosophy course to launch at Glasgow University

Fans of Star Wars know the hugely successful film franchise is about more than spaceships, lightsabers and death stars.

Tech 10
The report said there were some very big challenges for Scotland's schools. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Bright but poor pupils ‘lag behind richer peers’ in Scotland

Bright but poor fourth year pupils in Scotland lag more than two years behind their richer peers educationally, according to a new report.

Education 11
First-born children tend to get greater amount of parental time than siblings

First-borns ‘do better’ in life than siblings, says study

First-born children have a ‘mental edge’ over siblings, outperforming them due to the receiving more mental stimulation from their parents, a study by the University of Edinburgh suggests.

Education 1
Derek Ferguson has backed LGBTI education in Scotland's schools

Ex-Rangers star calls for end to homophobia in Scots schools

A former footballer has called for an end to homophobia in Scotland’s schools as he backs calls for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) issues to be taught in classrooms.

Politics 1
Keane Wallis-Bennett was killed in April 2014. Picture; contributed

Date set for Keane Wallis-Bennett FAI

A fatal accident inquiry into the death of a 12-year-old girl killed when a school gym wall collapsed on her is to take place in June.

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