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Richard Lochhead is clearly a man who enjoys a pun.
The pressure is mounting on former First Minister of Scotland Henry McLeish after a third high-profile name sensationally quit the Glasgow Colleges Regional Board, which he chairs.
Yesterday's debate on health inequalities, led by Health and Sport Committee convener Duncan McNeil was fascinating and frustrating in equal measure.
“We’re committed to driving up standards in the care of older people in hospitals, which is exactly why this Government introduced these inspections,”
People are still putting university education on a pedestal, apparently.
It's an election year, but you'd never guess it was an election with no bearing on Scottish education policy.
Last week the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill took a couple of small steps forward.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s language on Europe has got tougher in the last fortnight, and under increased pressure to appear hostile to the European Union he conducted a press conference warning
“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young,” so Fred Astaire once said.
A story which caught my eye recently was that of a 10-year-old girl who has applied for the job as a town council leader in Finland.
There was a heavy environmental focus as the dust settled from Alex Salmond’s farewell of sorts to party conference.
The age-old discussion on balancing the curriculum between art and science has resurfaced in recent weeks, with a Learned Societies’ Group on Scottish Science Education report suggesting the Curric
In the past couple of weeks, the Scottish Parliament has paved the way for a new body to be set up to oversee the management and protection of Scotland’s heritage.
Hospital food is to get a makeover, after the Scottish Government announced it is to spend a further £300,000 to help health boards improve nutritional care in hospitals.
When I interviewed Keith Brown a couple of years ago, then also Minister for Housing, he admitted a huge amount of work needed to be done to bring homes up to scratch and make them energy efficient
An extra £40m is to be invested in GP practices in deprived and rural areas, Health Secretary Alex Neil announced last week.
Without sounding like we’ve slipped into an episode of Game of Thrones, winter is coming. For councils, this is both literally and metaphorically the truth.
The parents’ lobby has suggested education be centralised. Should anyone be surprised?
There’s nothing we like better than moaning about the weather, allegedly.
The Commons Education Committee’s final evidence session on ‘Trojan Horse’ extremism in schools saw UK Education Secretary Nicky Morgan talking tough about what values schools should teach their st
Life expectancy continues to vary widely across Scotland, a new report from the National Records of Scotland has shown.
I’ve never been one for meetings.
Equipment could increase the amount of people charged, according to trial
Few things are guaranteed to make me press the Off switch (mentally or physically) than jargon.
There are many hackneyed phrases so over-used that any original dramatic impetus they had is lost.
Earlier this year Health Secretary Alex Neil issued a challenge: “We must do more to listen to and promote the voices of those we care for.
There were tears from parents as Dunfermline’s Pitcorthie Primary became the latest school to be axed, after the Scottish Government approved a decision to close it.
There was a fizz of excitement around the first day of the Scottish Greens conference.