Scottish Government

Brexit, austerity, economic woe: it’s time to make private schools pay | Melissa Benn

The moment has come for the left to refashion our education system in a more socially just form<p>A fresh conversation about a very old divide is back on the political agenda. Robert Verkaik’s book Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain (note that linking verb) is currently making …

Great Britain

The UK just confirmed the location of its first spaceport

<b>MONEY FOR SOMETHING.</b> After a decade of consideration, the United Kingdom is ready to build its first spaceport, and it thinks it’s found the perfect …

Scottish Politics

Labour must do more to show it is not anti-Semitic

It has been more than 100 days since our organisations, which lead the Jewish community, called for a protest in Parliament Square against the Labour …

Opinion (UK)

#LetThemTeach: Send a letter to your MP

The #LetThemTeach campaign is gaining momentum.<p>In the few weeks since it was launched, the campaign to stop non-EU foreign teachers from being …

Education (UK)

Scottish private schools to hike fees as tax relief set to end

<b>The Scotsman is reporting that parents whose children attend private schools are facing significant increases in fees, in part due to plans to end</b> …

Private Schools

Scots weigh economic uncertainty of independent future

Nicola Sturgeon has warned that leaving the bloc's single market will cause tens of thousands of job losses in Scotland, while May has said she will …

Economy

Biggest teaching university backs #LetThemTeach

Scotland’s largest teacher education institution is backing the <i>Tes</i> campaign to relax visa rules for teachers.<p>The <i>Tes</i> campaign – #LetThemTeach – is …

Education

May survives Tory Brexit rebellion with narrow Commons victory - as it happened

Referring to amendment NC36 (new clause 36 - see 3.30pm), the most controversial of the European Research Group ones the government is accepting, a Downing Street source said:<p>We accept that is consistent with the position set out in the white paper. It [the white paper] says on reciprocity that the …

Great Britain

Scotland Justice Minister: Anti-Catholicism as bad as Islamophobia or anti-semitism

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Anti-Catholicism on the streets of Glasgow is no different from Islamophobia or anti-semitism, according to Scotland’s …

Rights & Freedoms

The Recent Spate Of Marches Show That Scotland Is A Teenager Of A Nation

It very much feels like we’re grappling with how we’re going to define ourselves going forward.<p>NEIL HANNA via Getty Images<p>No series of events shows a …

Scotland

How women and children might save golf in Scotland

WHEN Donald Trump last set foot on one of his Scottish golf courses, in the run-up to his election in 2016, he was greeted by a gaggle of Scots …

Scottish Politics

Scottish government produces cool bike safety video

<b>PLENTY OF government safety videos end up with a bit of a hectoring tone, and just bang on about speed as if that's the only thing that counts. But</b> …

Scottish Politics

Online petition to ban Orange walks in Scotland signed by more than 80,000 people

An online petition to ban Orange walks in Scotland has been signed by more than 80,000 people.<p>It was set up after a priest in Glasgow was spat on …

Scotland

Trump’s Golf Misadventure in the Scottish Dunes

President Donald Trump is golfing this weekend at one of his resort businesses, Trump Turnberry, on the west coast of Scotland. About 200 miles to the northeast, on the opposite coast, sits another Trump property that the president has dropped from his U.K. tour.<p>Maybe he’s bypassing his Trump …

Donald Trump

Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens

Scottish citizens expressed anger toward the British government on Saturday after it was reported that his visit to the country this weekend cost 5 …

Great Britain

Thousands of Scots take to streets as Trump plays golf

Three generations of one family were sitting in the sunshine in Edinburgh’s Meadows park, just south of the city centre, as guitar chords floated across from the protest stage and a police helicopter whirled overhead.<p>It had been several hours since close to 10,000 marchers streamed into the park …

News (Scotland)

Benidorm hen party balcony plunge reconstruction raises questions over death of British newlywed Kirsty Maxwell

A young newlywed who plunged to her death from a Benidorm hotel balcony could not have jumped, according to new claims.<p>Kirsty Maxwell may have been …

Crime

Scotland is a world leader

Scotland is a progressive nation, brimming with innovation and confident of its role in the world. Today, Scotland is at the forefront of tackling …

Scottish National Party

Trump on Scottish golf course as he tees up Putin talks

TURNBERRY, United Kingdom - US President Donald Trump took to the golf course on Saturday, waving at protesters as he prepared for a summit with …

Donald Trump

Welcome to Scotland? No Love Lost for Trump in Ancestral Home

It’s not the kind of greeting Scotland’s tourist brochures advertise, let alone for world leaders.<p>As Donald Trump made his way to one of the two golf …

Donald Trump

Virtual reality used to bring drivers a taste of a real life crash

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Scottish Open fans will this weekend have the chance to experience the latest and one of the most innovative of …

Virtual Reality

'You Shall Not Pass': Why Scotland Stands Against Trump

<i>The following are the remarks, as prepared for delivery, of the speech Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard gave in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday,</i> …

Liberal View

Donald Trump backtracks on May comments and meets Queen – as it happened

In London, Hackney-based artists <b>Felix Stochaj</b>, 29, and <b>James Wood</b>, 24, have created a “Thump Trump” punching bag for protesters to release their aggression. Stochaj said:<p>We’ve provided a bit of comic relief and release for everyone.<p>In Manchester’s Albert Square, several thousand people gathered …

Donald Trump

Inside Trump’s Money-Losing Scottish Golf Paradise

Fresh off the NATO summit and before he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, President Donald Trump is expected to play at least a couple of rounds of golf this weekend at Trump Turnberry.<p>Turnberry is a venerable British Open course that Trump purchased in 2014 for what was …

Donald Trump

Bad blood over golf course stalks Trump's Scotland trip

Discord over a golf course dating back over a decade means there is little love lost between Donald Trump and the pro-independence government in …

Donald Trump

Flags test your math skills at European Tour's Scottish Open

Bryson DeChambeau is playing in the PGA Tour's John Deere Classic, but the man known for taking a "mad scientist" approach to golf — one that sometimes includes a compass on the greens — might just be wishing he was playing on the European Tour this week.<p>As if golf wasn't hard enough, the European …

Golf

Fast-track teacher training course given green light

<b>A fast-track teacher training course aimed at filling staff shortages has received official accreditation.</b><p>The course covers the two-year postgraduate diploma of education (PGDE) and teacher induction in 18 months by reducing holidays.<p>It aims to recruit teachers in chemistry, computing, home …

Education

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It is difficult to determine if anyone is at all put out by the fact that Donald Trump will not meet Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, when Air Force One touches down at Prestwick Airport tonight. It can’t be the former, as we’re told that he was offered the opportunity to shake hands …

Human Rights

Trump baby balloon not allowed to fly over Scottish golf course

The Trump baby protest balloon will not be allowed to fly over the Turnberry golf course, police have said.<p>The balloon is due to fly above Parliament Square in central London on Friday, after campaigners crowdfunded £16,000 to pay for it and the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, gave permission for it to …

News (Scotland)

Trump UK visit: Melania risks London protests as Donald goes to secret countryside location

Melania Trump will run the gauntlet with anti-Trump protesters in London, while her husband and his bodyguards watch a special forces demonstration …

Donald Trump