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Scots pupils are ‘first line of defence’ against cybercrime

As the threat of cybercrime becomes a pressing reality for a growing number of businesses, the demand for digital security experts grows. That means well-paid job opportunities in a sector with no shortage of work. Now high school pupils from across Scot

Scotsman, yesterday, 13:18

Boys three times more likely to have science toys than girls

Boys are almost three times as likely as girls to receive science and maths toys this Christmas, the Institution of Engineering and Technology has said. The IET found that 31 per cent of science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) toys were listed

Scotsman, yesterday, 00:43

Bookbug toys recalled amid safety fears

THE Scottish Book Trust has called for the removal of wooden toys from its toddler Bookbug bags amid safety fears. An estimated 45,000 wooden egg shakers were distributed across Scotland to NHS boards, libraries and local authorities under the free Bookb

Scotsman, Thursday, 11:38

University of Edinburgh students vote for library ‘nap pods’

Students at one of Britain’s best universities have overwhelmingly voted in favour of buying ‘nap pods’ for the library. Students at the University of Edinburgh voted by 1,616 to 286 votes to implement the pods as part of an effort to combat mental healt

Scotsman, Tuesday, 16:09

Inquiry after firearm found on Aberdeen university campus

An investigation is under way after a firearm was found in the grounds of an Aberdeen university. The discovery was made at Robert Gordon University (RGU), in the Garthdee area, on Monday afternoon. Police Scotland said officers who were called out to th

Scotsman, Tuesday, 14:06

UK asylum system causing stress to pregnant applicants - study

The UK’s asylum system causes pregnant women prolonged stress and anxiety, heightening the risk of health complications for their unborn child, according to a report. Poverty and inadequate housing for refugees in Scotland also puts health at risk, the B

Scotsman, Tuesday, 10:44

SFA apologises over failure to deal with child abuse claims

The Scottish Football Association has apologised for failing to properly deal with a past allegation of abuse against a youth coach and assistant referee. The Scottish Football Association has apologised for failing to properly deal with a past allegatio

Scotsman, Monday, 20:12

Glasgow University backs down on student debt policy

Students will not be prevented from graduating from one of Scotland’s leading universities because of non-tuition debts following intervention from the Competition and Markets Authority. (CMA) The University of Glasgow is the first in Scotland to agree t

Scotsman, Monday, 15:37

Lollipop men and women numbers down across Scotland

A majority of local authorities in Scotland have cut spending on lollipop men and women in the past three years, research has found. Numbers of school crossing patrols have dropped by 75 since 2013, while overall spending is down £810,000 across all coun

Scotsman, 1 December 2016

Scots scientists devise test to detect disease in Atlantic salmon

A new diagnostic test to detect a significant disease which can strike Atlantic salmon, and which could save the aquaculture industry millions of pounds, has been developed by scientists at the University of Glasgow. The simple “early warning” test, deve

Scotsman, 1 December 2016

QMU’s new gastronomy course to teach students in rural Italy

It is a foodie’s dream that will allow prospective future champions of Scottish food and drink to learn in one of the world’s culinary hotspots. Queen Margaret University has unveiled a unique partnership that will see masters students swap lecture halls

Scotsman, 30 November 2016

John Swinney announces £1m drive to recruit 200 new teachers

Education Secretary John Swinney has unveiled plans for a £1 million drive to recruit more than 200 new teachers. The proposals include fast-track teacher training for graduates in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects, courses for f

Scotsman, 30 November 2016

New St Andrews head says mollycoddling of students must end

THE new principal at St Andrews University has criticised higher education authorities for mollycoddling undergrads with politically correct ‘trigger warnings’. Professor Sally Mapstone spoke out on the matter during her first official address since taki

Scotsman, 30 November 2016

Police Scotland launch investigation into football child abuse

Police Scotland has received allegations of historical child abuse in football. The force yesterday became the latest in the UK to confirm it is looking into reports, following claims made by former players in England. A UK hotline set up for sexual abus

Scotsman, 29 November 2016

Scottish Muslims more likely to have degree than other Scots

Muslims in Scotland are more likely to have a degree or their own business than other Scots, according to a new study. The number of Muslims educated to degree level, or above, has increased from 22 per cent in 2001 to 38 per cent in 2011, exceeding the

Scotsman, 29 November 2016

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