Scots island with just 7 school pupils finds new teacher

A tiny Hebridean island with a population of around 30 has finally appointed a new teacher for its school of seven pupils

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Timothy OShea  says things will get worse after Brexit. Picture: Kate Chandler

Edinburgh University principal in ‘catastrophic’ Brexit warning

The potential impact of Brexit on higher education “ranges from bad, to awful, to catastrophic”, the principal of Edinburgh University has warned.

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Ellie MacDonald in her red St Andrews University gown. Picture: Contributed

St Andrews students to walk one million miles for Ellie

A NEW walk is to be launched in memory of Ellie MacDonald, a Uist student, who died from cancer aged just 23 only weeks after graduating from St Andrews University.

Robertson's contract included the renovation of GCU's Hamish Wood building. Picture: Peter Devlin

Robertson completes £20m project for Glasgow Caledonian

Construction group Robertson has completed a £20 million contract as part of a major redevelopment project at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Public libraries offer a window on the world, a local community hub, and a peaceful environment. Picture Ian Rutherford

Leader comment: Let there be light in our libraries

It’s easy to take these places for granted, but anyone passing through the doors of Central Library in Dunfermline or its namesake in Edinburgh should take a moment to consider the ornate words of wisdom that welcome them: ‘Let there be light’.

Graeme Macrae Burnet is in the running for the Man Booker Prize with his second novel.

Scotland's Man Booker contender speaks out over library cuts

Scotland’s contender for the Man Booker Prize has called for the nation’s libraries to be protected from closure and cutbacks.

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Students have faced major upheaval since a fire at Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh building.

Glasgow School of Art faces student revolt

Students at the Glasgow School of Art are to stage a one-day boycott of their students and a public protest about the way the world-famous institution is being run.
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Scotland’s teachers begin industrial action over workload

Secondary school teachers are to begin industrial action over ‘’excessive workloads’’ after nine out of 10 union members backed the move.

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Councillor Angela Taylor and Phil Masson from Maersk along with Noemi Napoletano, 7, and brother , Alex, 6. Picture: Contributed

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

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