Oil company donates Lego boat to Aberdeen library’s appeal

MAERSK Oil UK has donated a Lego boat worth hundreds of pounds for Aberdeen’s first Lego Club.

The Lord of the Isles meets Mod competitors at the Nicholson Institute in Stornoway.

Royal National Mòd lives up to its name as Prince Charles flies in

The Prince of Wales was a surprise guest at the Royal National Mòd in Stornoway yesterday, where he presented an Italian cyclist with the Gaelic learner of the year award.

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St Andrews students mark Raisin Monday with foam fight

St Andrews students mark Raisin Monday with foam fight

Students at the University of St Andrews have marked the annual Raisin Weekend celebrations with the now customary foam fight.
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John Swinney at the party conference.

Warning to Swinney over powers for schools

Scotland’s largest teaching union has warned John Swinney against devolving too many education decisions to the level of schools.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney . Picture: PA

EU students to study for free at Scottish universities after Brexit

EU students will continue to study at Scottish universities for free after Brexit, Education Secretary John Swinney has announced.

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Storms hitting the Ayrshire coast. PICTURE: JEFF MITCHELL/GETTY IMAGES

Scottish storm wave study to protect coastal areas

Britain’s coastal defences could be helped to withstand powerful storms triggered by climate change, a study of wave dynamics by a Scottish university shows.

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It is illegal to send, receive, or possess an inappropriate image of someone under 18. Picture: PA

Third of teens ‘have been sent sexually explicit images’

OVER a third of 13 to 15 year old students have been sent explicit images on their phones, according to a recent report.

Childline has been flooded with calls over the "killer clown" craze. Picture: PA

Childline ‘flooded with calls’ over killer clown craze

A leading children’s charity has warned that the “killer clown” craze must be stamped out as terrified youngsters turn to its helpline.

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Scots Nobel winner: Brexit could damage UK science

The Scottish-born winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for chemistry has entered the immigration debate saying Brexit could put the UK’s reputation a as “science superpower” at risk.

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The number of calls to the NSPCC referred to police or social services has increased. Picture: John Devlin

NSPCC reports 58% rise in calls referred to social services

Calls to a charity helpline about suspected child abuse and neglect which were then referred on to police or social services have risen 58% in the past three years.

From left: Nadia Fraser and Scott Barrie, both of whom are 2014 Scholars and currently on the Edrington graduate programme, and Alice Leyshon, 2012 Scholar and assistant brand manager at Cutty Sark. Picture: Robert Perry

Student scholarship programme opens for applications

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Scholar Internship programme, which enables students from Scottish universities to work with top organisations with a view to creating the next generation of business leaders for Scotland, has opened for applications.

Sixteen-year-old Bailey Gwynne died after he was stabbed by a fellow pupil during an argument at Cults Academy.

Leader comment: Law not robust enough to prevent another tragedy

The killing of a school pupil could be repeated if teachers are not given the power to search pupils suspected to be carrying a weapon

Ministers are being pressed on the future of free tuition of EU students in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Government pressed on future of free tuition for EU students

Holyrood ministers are being urged to give European citizens who plan to study at a Scottish university next year a guarantee that they can still benefit from free tuition.

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Bailey Gwynne

Bailey Gwynne’s death ‘potentially avoidable’ finds report

The death of Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne could potentially have been avoided if pupils had told staff his killer was carrying a knife in school, a report has concluded.

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More and more youngsters are overweight, prompting calls for action over unhealthy food and drink. Picture: PA

Scotland’s obesity crisis: 8,000 children starting school overweight

More than 8,000 children a year have been starting school overweight or obese in Scotland over the past decade it has emerged.

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Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal

Swinney asked to step in after school Mass row

Humanist Society Scotland are writing to Education Secretary John Swinney today asking him to intervene personally after reports that up to 50 non-Catholic pupils were punished for refusing to attend a religious service at a Catholic secondary school.

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The annual Patrons Day Mass at the New Stevenston school was attended by the Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal. Picture: Alan Watson.

50 Scottish pupils given detention for skipping Mass

AROUND 50 pupils who failed to attend Mass at a Catholic school near Motherwell have been handed detentions.

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John Swinney assured headteachers they would not become bureaucrats under new plans to hand them more powers. Picture: John Devlin

John Swinney: Headteachers will not become bureaucrats

Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted he does not want to turn headteachers into “bureaucrats or accountants” amid concerns plans to empower them could further increase their workloads.

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Stuart Whitehead of Robert Gordon University took top prize at the young software engineer awards, organised by trade body ScotlandIS. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen student named top young software engineer

A student from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University has been named young software engineer of the year at an industry conference.

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