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A tiny Hebridean island with a population of around 30 has finally appointed a new teacher for its school of seven pupils The island of Muck, south of Skye, had issued a global appeal on social media for a new teacher after a number of candidates withdre
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’. Instituti
The potential impact of Brexit on higher education “ranges from bad, to awful, to catastrophic”, the principal of Edinburgh University has warned. Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea told MPs on the Scottish affairs committee that while the outcome of leaving t
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. Management are facing claims that the quality of teaching and facilities is suffering at
MAERSK Oil UK has donated a Lego boat worth hundreds of pounds for Aberdeen’s first Lego Club. Lego is one of the most popular toys and is enjoyed by all ages across the world and over the past year and Aberdeen’s City Libraries Service has been regularl
Students at the University of St Andrews have marked the annual Raisin Weekend celebrations with the now customary foam fight. Held on the university's Lower College Lawn, the event is centred around the 'Academic Parent' tradition in which older student
AROUND 50 pupils who failed to attend Mass at a Catholic school near Motherwell have been handed detentions. North Lanarkshire Council has said the punishments, given out to Taylor High School pupils who left school instead of attending the September 30
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. Headteachers could be handed substantial new powers as part
A Scottish scientist has won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for helping to pioneer molecular machines. Sir James Fraser Stoddard, 74, from Northwestern University in Illinois, was named joint winner of the prestigious award in recognition of his work on t
EU students will continue to study at Scottish universities for free after Brexit, Education Secretary John Swinney has announced. Applicants for the 2017-18 academic year have had their right to free tuition confirmed until they graduate, up to two year
OVER a third of 13 to 15 year old students have been sent explicit images on their phones, according to a recent report. The report also shows that less than half of the students knew who the sender was, and only a quarter had asked for it. The research,
A leading children’s charity has warned that the “killer clown” craze must be stamped out as terrified youngsters turn to its helpline. In just one week, Childline received 120 calls from children scared by the fad of people dressing up as creepy clowns
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. Concerns raised by members of the public with the NSPCC in Scotland included worries abou
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. Professor Sir James Fraser Stoddart, who was born in Edinburgh, and is now a
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 It is a bold claim to suggest in hindsight that a stabbing incident could have been avoided. Attacks with knives are of
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