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‘Generation Science’ celebrates 30 years of delivering science education around Scotland

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'Generation Science' is celebrating 30 years this year, having reached around 1,172,696 pupils around the country over the three decades. Through 'Generation Science' and various other Edinburgh Science Learning projects, the charity reaches 60,000...

£5,000 donated by housebuilder to upgrade King’s Park Primary’s outdoor education facilities

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A £5,000 donation from local housebuilder Dandara - who is building new homes at nearby Eskbank Gardens on Viscount Drive - has thrilled pupils and staff at Dalkeith's King's Park Primary school.The Midlothian primary...

Heriot’s invite applications for bursaries

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Governed by George Heriot's Trust, a Scottish charity, George Heriot's school encourages applications to the Heriot’s Foundation, which provides full fee remission to the children of widows and widowers living in Edinburgh and the Lothians,...

Looking at post Brexit educational economy

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by James CollinsWhat is the possible influence of the Post-Brexit economy on education?Brexit has had countless direct and indirect effects on many economic activities, which have created a ripple effect on other normal daily...

Green Light for Work to Begin on new South Edinburgh Primary School

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Work is expected to begin before Christmas to build a new primary school and nursery in Canaan Lane after planning approval was granted today.The plans for the new south Edinburgh school were approved at...

Students design homes of the future

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Students have been encouraged to “push each and every boundary” that makes up a typical home, in a tie up between a leading Scottish university and major UK homebuilder CALA Homes.The new homes developer...

National STEM programme sparks interest

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A national science initiative has sparked an increase in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning across Scotland over the last six months, with over 2,000 school pupils taking part in a series of...
Books for Bright Sparks

Lord Provost to Donate Muriel Spark Novels to Every Council High School

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Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Frank Ross, will donate almost 500 books to school libraries this Christmas to mark the centenary of Dame Muriel Spark’s birth. During a visit to Tynecastle High School yesterday (Wednesday 12 December),...

Scotland’s universities offer scholarships to students from India

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Students from India studying in Scotland have access to more than £6million in international scholarships with over £1million ringfenced to specifically attract outstanding Indian students, Universities Scotland has revealed. As a delegation of Scotland’s higher...

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A former pupil from James Gillespie’s High School, and a chief invigilator who has overseen hundreds of exams in a city school, have each been recognised at this year’s Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Star...

Screen sector is area of growth

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A £475,000 Scottish Government investment to support the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) plans to set up a base in Scotland and support new bursaries, in partnership with the BBC, has been announced.The...

Swinney welcomes education spend increase

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New figures showing an increase in education spend by local authorities have been welcomed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.The latest provisional out-turn and budget estimates show education budgets have increased from £4.826 billion...

ScottishPower Foundation announce scholarships – apply now

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The ScottishPower Foundation is calling on undergraduates keen to progress their careers in the energy and environment industry to apply for its Masters Scholarships programme as it announces 28 new grants will be awarded for the 2017/18...

Letter from Scotland

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Seen from here in safe old Scotland, the rest of the world looks like a giant roulette wheel. Anything could happen, probably disastrous. The year ahead out there looks mighty scary. While we in Edinburgh...

Education Maintenance Allowances given funding boost

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The Scottish Government has announced an additional £16 million a year to help students from low income families to stay in education. Changes to Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) could mean thousands more young women and men improve...

First Minister comes to Clovenstone

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Gordon Macdonald MSP has welcomed the extension of the Scottish Government’s Attainment Fund to three primary schools in his Edinburgh Pentlands Constituency.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, speaking at the Wester Hailes Education Centre,  announced yesterday...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Russkaya Capella: Russian Choral Music with a Christmas Flavour. A mixed voice chamber choir performing Russian music, Russkaya Capella was founded in Glasgow in 2009 and is one of very few choirs in the...

Call for additional support to be maintained in colleges

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Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and education spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, expressed concern today about a report by the EIS showing cuts to Additional Support Needs in Scotland’s colleges.Alison said:"If we're serious...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Old Mac's Munchkins - new farm-themed playgroup. An hour of farm-themed storytelling, crafts, play and songs. For children 2+. 10am today and every Tuesday, Gorgie City Farm (meet at the red tractor), 51 Gorgie Road. £2 per...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

Belhaven Hill School takes learning outside the classroom

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Belhaven Hill School Takes Learning Outside the ClassroomWith its safe parkland campus and proximity to the beach in Dunbar, outdoor education has always been part of Belhaven Hill’s rich all-round ethos. Building on existing...

Government announce improved support package for students

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College bursaries and undergraduate student loans will increase and support for postgraduate students on eligible courses will be made available as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to put more money in students’ pockets. Investment...

Newbattle Abbey College students honoured at annual Awards Ceremony

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Newbattle Abbey College held its 2013 annual Awards Ceremony on 7 September 2013. The event, which was held in the college’s Drawing Room, honoured the many students who have successfully completed the Arts and...

Kate Smith’s Boston Blog

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by Kate Smith Kate Smith is Nieman Foundation Fellow 2013 at Harvard University, Boston. She is Programme Leader for the BA Journalism in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University.  Prior to...

Canal College gets first round funding

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A major skills and employability programme targeting disadvantaged 16-25 year olds in Falkirk and Edinburgh came a step closer with the announcement that it has been awarded a First Round pass for a grant of £207,700...

Queen Margaret student becomes charity ‘face’

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A PR and media student from Queen Margaret University is the new face of Arthritis Care's fundraising campaign which is just being launched. Twenty-six year old Denise Munro from Easter Road in Edinburgh has lived...

Queen Margaret team up with Macmillan in training plan

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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (QMU) is involved in a ground-breaking partnership which will see people affected by cancer go through formal training to support other patients embarking on treatment.In collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow...

Edinburgh filmmaker shortlisted for Gaelic awards

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http://www.youtube.com/v/LsngiHDtPmg?version=3&hl=en_US Edinburgh author and screenwriter, Alison Lang, has been shortlisted for three awards in the Gaelic film competition, FilmG. Taistealachd – which translates as “Pilgrimage” – is up for best student film, best performance, and best...

Boroughmuir Moves a Step Closer To Fountainbridge

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Lloyds Banking Group has accepted a bid to buy land for the new Boroughmuir High School in the Fountainbridge area from The City of Edinburgh Council.The Council has secured 'preferred bidder' status meaning the...

Boyack calls for clarity from Education Minister

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Scottish Labour MSP for the Lothians, Sarah Boyack has called on the SNP Government to come clean on any plans they have for mergers between Universities and colleges in Edinburgh and the Lothians.Her demand...

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