Stress warning over SNP primary school tests plan

Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for testing primary school children risk stressing pupils, parents and teachers, a new report has warned.

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Edinburgh University is one of a number in Scotland seeking reassurance on rights of EU research nationals post-Brexit. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Licence

Universities seeking reassurance on rights of EU nationals

UNIVERSITIES have urged the UK Government to give an immediate reassurance that the immigration status and rights of European Union (EU) nationals in Scotland will not change in future.

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Stirling University. Picture: Donald Macleod

Man who walked around Stirling Uni library naked fined £600 for ‘dare’

A man has been fined £600 after he admitted walking around naked in a university library.

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Counter-terrorism training for educational institutions should be scrapped, campaigners have said. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Bin counter-terrorism training for Scots teachers, say campaigners

The Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) group is calling for the suspension of counter-terrorism training for teachers following a report by Rights Watch UK.

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A campaign group has called for counter-terrorism training for teachers to be suspended. Picture (posed by models): John Devlin

Call for end to counter-terror training for Scots teachers

THE Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) group is calling for the suspension of counter-terrorism training for teachers following a report by Rights Watch UK.

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A slice through the new map of the Universe, six billion light years wide, shows a 20th of the sky. Picture: contributed

Scientists put 1.2m galaxies on largest 3D space map ever made

ACADEMICS at St Andrews university have mapped a record 1.2 million galaxies on the largest 3D map ever created of the Universe.

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City of Glasgow College. Picture: Edmund Sumner

City of Glasgow College shortlisted for architectural prize

An award-winning college building on the River Clyde is in the running for the most prestigious architectural award in Britain.

In the past Benedetti has expressed concerns over government cuts leading to instrument lessons being withdrawn from schools. Picture: John Devlin.

Nicola Benedetti set to launch campaign for music in schools

NICOLA Benedetti has revealed she is ready to launch a Jamie Oliver-style campaign for music in schools.

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Vandals struck at St Catherine's primary school and caused �100,000 worth of damage. Picture: SWNS

Vandals cause £100,000 worth of damage to Glasgow school

MULTIPLE attacks by vandals on a Glasgow primary school have caused £100,000 of damage.

Problems have surfaced at Brimmond Primary School

Subsidence at new £12m school sparks investigation

A newly-opened primary school is under investigation by the Scottish Government after a whistleblower 
claimed its playground is already showing signs of subsidence which could spread and force it to close in a few years.

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A growing number of students are struggling to gain entry into Scottish universities. Picture: Jane Barlow

One in five Scots rejected by university as funding fears grow

Scottish pupils face a growing struggle to get into the country’s universities, which now play host to a growing number of overseas students paying lucrative fees, a report by the public spending watchdog has found.

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Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell 20 years ago today. Picture: AFP/Getty

Generous visitors ‘nearly made Dolly the Sheep quite fat’

Dolly the Sheep had to be put on a crash diet after visitors gave her too many treats, according to one of the vets who looked after the famous clone.

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Matilda Fraser, 5, is set to start mainstream school after a brave battle for survival against a genetic condition. Picture: SWNS

Fighter Matilda, 5, beats the odds to start school

A BRAVE girl born prematurely with six genetic conditions and given little chance of survival is now ready to start mainstream school.

The artworks were stolen from the Gray's School of Art. Picture: Wiki Commons

Students’ art work stolen from university in Aberdeen

ART students have been left devastated after brazen thieves stole their final degree show works from an end-of-term show.

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Scots ‘least likely’ to pretend child is ill to go on holiday

Scots are the least likely to pretend their child is ill during term time to take them on holiday, a survey has found.

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Edinburgh teacher killed in Alps fall tragedy

A popular schoolteacher and experienced mountaineer has died after falling into a crevasse in the Swiss Alps.

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Victoria Bateman is an economics fellow at Gonville and Caius College. Picture: Contributed

Cambridge lecturer in nude Brexit protest at faculty meeting

A Cambridge University academic staged a protest against Britain’s vote for Brexit by marching into a faculty meeting in the nude.

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Scottish graduates have the highest averager salaries out of any of the Home Nations.

Scots university graduates get ‘best average starting salary in UK’

Graduates leaving Scottish universities after finishing their first degree have the best average starting salaries of the four nations in the UK.

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Professor Lamb wrote an open letter to education secretary John Swinney. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Expert resigns from ‘doomed’ Scots historical child abuse inquiry

An independent expert has resigned from his position on Scotland’s child abuse inquiry claiming it is “doomed” due to Scottish Government interference.

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The planned reopening of the GSA has suffered a setback. Picture: John Devlin

Rebirth of Glasgow School of Art building delayed till 2019

THE reopening of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic home is set to be delayed by up to two years, it emerged today.

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