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STEScots 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 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

Scotsman, yesterday, 11:56

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’. Instituti

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:13

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. Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea told MPs on the Scottish affairs committee that while the outcome of leaving t

Scotsman, Monday, 21:30

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. Management are facing claims that the quality of teaching and facilities is suffering at

Scotsman, Monday, 17:23

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. 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

Scotsman, Wednesday, 13:04

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. Held on the university's Lower College Lawn, the event is centred around the 'Academic Parent' tradition in which older student

Scotsman, 17 October 2016

50 Scottish pupils given detention for skipping Mass

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

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

John Swinney: Headteachers will not become bureaucrats

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

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

Edinburgh-born scientist wins Nobel Prize for chemistry

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

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

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. Applicants for the 2017-18 academic year have had their right to free tuition confirmed until they graduate, up to two year

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

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. 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,

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

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. In just one week, Childline received 120 calls from children scared by the fad of people dressing up as creepy clowns

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

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. Concerns raised by members of the public with the NSPCC in Scotland included worries abou

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

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. Professor Sir James Fraser Stoddart, who was born in Edinburgh, and is now a

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

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 It is a bold claim to suggest in hindsight that a stabbing incident could have been avoided. Attacks with knives are of

Scotsman, 15 October 2016

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