Scottish Education

Scottish Education

Battle of the bridges: But which Forth bridge is best?

It’s a question that residents in North Queensferry enjoy debating on social media or in the pub. Of the three Forth bridges that dominate the local landscape, which is the best?

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Pupils need to be given information about apprenticeships early on at secondary school, experts say.

‘Apprenticeships equal to university places’ says SNP MSP

Apprenticeships should be “sold” to pupils across Scotland as having the same value as university places, an MSP has said.

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Missing Fife student Duncan Sim

More than 30 police quiz drivers in hunt for missing Fife student

More than 30 police have quizzed drivers in the search for a student who has been missing for more than a week.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish school attainment gap cash used to send pupils on trips

Cash from a fund aimed at helping close the attainment gap in schools was used to send pupils and their parents on a weekend trip away, the First Minister has revealed.

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A four wheeled robot named 'Husky' helps villagers in Ayyampathy, southern India, carry waterDeshmukh.

Water-carrying robot tested in remote Indian village

A remote controlled water-carrying robot has been trialled by scientists to help people living in rural villages in India.

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Professor Sally Mapstone, principal of the University of St Andrews.

University of St Andrews enters UK top ten league

A Scottish university has made it on to a list of the top ten UK universities as rated by students, while another scooped a place for universities showing the greatest improvement.

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St Salvator's Quadrangle at the University of St Andrews Library

St Andrews university ranked in top ten for student life

A Scottish university has made it on to a list of the top ten UK universities as rated by students, while another scooped a place for universities showing the greatest improvement.

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Childcare minister Maree Todd

Scotland’s childcare minister cannot answer staff number questions

Scotland’s childcare minister was unable to tell MSPs how many people are working in the industry.

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Artistic director Jacky Hardacre said the rescue deal for Scottish Youth Theatre would ensure young people had their own "thriving national theatre company."

Closure-threatened Scottish Youth Theatre bailed out by Scottish Government

Scottish Youth Theatre chiefs have vowed to turn it into a “thriving national theatre company” after winning direct government funding despite being rejected by arts quango Creative Scotland.
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Pupils need to be given information about apprenticeships early on at secondary school, experts say.

Teachers to strike next week over management practices

Three secondary schools in East Dunbartonshire will be hit by strike action next week in the run up to exams, in a dispute over teachers’ workloads.

Peter Walsh outisde the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Picture: Deadline News

Teacher ‘gave pupils cigarettes’ and boasted about sex and drugs use

A TEACHER gave children cigarettes at the school gates and boasted to pupils about having sex behind a tree, a hearing was told.


10 words you’ll only know if you went to school in Scotland

No matter what age you are, if you attended school in Scotland you’re guaranteed to be familiar with these Scottish slang terms.

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Ramsay McGhee, depute grand master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Photograph: Graham Hunter

Masons turn to students in bid to boost membership

For more than four centuries, its ways have been shrouded in secrecy, known only to a band of brothers which has included no fewer than five monarchs and the likes of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

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Pupils in Scottish schools are routinely challenging the authority of teachers.

Low level disruption – the new ‘norm’ blighting our schools

“Low level bad behaviour” has become the norm in many secondary schools across Scotland, the leader of one of the country’s teaching unions has warned.

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Teacher training places will be offered to college students.

Students used to ‘solve’ teaching crisis in Scotland

Scottish Universities are to target college students to tackle Scotland’s teacher shortage crisis.

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College students could be offered teacher training places to tackle Scotland's teacher recruitment shortage. PICTURE:  JANE BARLOW

College students could “solve” teacher shortage crisis

Scottish Universities are to target college students to fill Scotland’s teacher shortage crisis.

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Pupils have been ordered to stay indoors at Oxgangs Primary School.

Pupils at Oxgangs ordered to ‘stay indoors’ after roof damaged

STAFF and pupils at a privately-built primary school hit by a wall collapse two years ago were today ordered to stay indoors after wind damaged the roof.

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Abertay's computer games design course is highly rated

Abertay ranked best in Europe for computer games design

A computer games course at a Scottish university has been named the best in Europe for the fourth year in a row in an annual college admissions survey.

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More than two in five Scots girls use toilet roll because they cannot afford sanitary products, a survey has found

Girls using toilet roll because they ‘can’t afford’ tampons, pads

More than two fifths of girls have used toilet roll to manage their period because they could not afford sanitary products, a new survey has found.

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Study participants who were living in poverty were more than twice as likely to experience complicated grief than those who were better off. Picture: PA

Scots living in poverty ‘twice as likely’ to experience complicated grief

Having bereavement counselling to cope with grief improves wellbeing in adults, a new study has found.

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