Edinburgh street play pilot to be extended despite criticism

A SCHEME designed to help parents temporarily close streets for their children to play outside is to be extended amid criticism the initial pilot was a “mess” and difficult to use.

Kirkliston Primary School extension - artist's impression. Picture: Contributed

Land grant paves way for new village hall in Kirkliston

A VILLAGE’S dream of a community hall large enough to cater for the demands of its growing population has moved a step closer with the announcement of a £50,000-plus grant to buy the land for the project.

Online comments have backed the warning from Cameron Wyllie. Picture: Deadline News/Wullie Marr

Backing for Heriot’s head over parking row with parents

SUPPORTERS have taken to social media to back the head of a leading Capital private school who labelled parents “careless and selfish” when parking illegally to pick up their children.

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Parents at one of Edinburgh;s private schools, George Heriots, have been getting in to a bit of bother over their irresponsible parking whilst dropping off, and picking up their kids.

Headmaster brands parents who park illegally to pick up kids as ‘careless and selfish’

THE head of one of the Capital’s leading private schools has pleaded with “careless and selfish” parents to stop parking illegally when they pick up their children.

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Midlothian Sure Start deputy manager Eliza Waye. Picture: Jon Savage

Midlothian trial to explore benefits of ‘blended’ childcare

PARENTS in Midlothian will be among the first in the country to benefit from a flexible approach to childcare after the area was chosen to pilot a new approach.

Edinburgh University recorded that just 20 per cent of successful applicants were Scottish. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scots school leavers being ‘locked out’ of university

Scottish school leavers applying to the nation’s leading universities are missing out on places, with just one-fifth of successful applicants to Edinburgh and one-third to St Andrews coming from Scotland.

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There has been a reduction of nursery inspections in the last five years.

Number of nursery inspections drops

The number of nursery inspections carried out by Scottish Government agency Education Scotland has fallen by one-third in the last five years, it has emerged.

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Scans of the bridges were carried out to enchance learning. Picture; contributed

3D Scans of Forth Bridges to be used in educational game

Incredibly detailed 3D scans of the Forth Bridge will be used in new interactive games promoting engineering skills for school children.

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Labour South MSP Daniel Johnson.

1000 Scottish schools have no outdoor sports facilities

More than 1,000 Scottish schools – including eight per cent of secondaries – have no outdoor sports facilities, it has emerged.

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Scottish Government admits more needs to be done over  Stem subjects  science, technology, engineering and maths. Picture: TSPL

Fewer school leavers have ‘significant’ maths qualification

The number of pupils leaving school without a “significant” maths qualification has nearly doubled in the past four years, a Labour MSP has claimed.

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Education standards are at risk from budget cuts, says Scotland's largest teaching union.

Teaching vulnerable kids ‘at risk’ from budget cuts

Scotland’s largest teaching union has warned the ability to teach children with additional support needs in mainstream schools is under threat.

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Guests gather outside the Regent Plaza Hotel following the fire. Picture: Getty

Edinburgh man in narrow escape from Pakistan hotel fire

A STUDENT and his family narrowly escaped death after being forced to jump from the second-floor window of a hotel during a deadly blaze.

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Zoe and Cara-Mae. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Childcare pledge to offer new hope for parents

WORKING parents in the Capital are set to enjoy more flexible free childcare after council chiefs signed up for a new trial.

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Mum Zoe Grayson with Cara-Mae 2 supports the childminder move.

Leader: Childcare move is long overdue

It’s the news parents with children under five have been longing to hear.

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The school takes shape at Fountainbridge. Picture: Greg Macvean

New Edinburgh schools at capacity before even opening

A multi-million pound teaching facility will have to be built to cope with ballooning school rolls at two brand new high schools – before one of them is even open.

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The old school. Picture; Ian Rutherford

Building work begins on £32m new West Calder High

Construction work has started on the new £32 million West Calder High School.

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Charity urge more weigh-ins for school pupils to tackle obesity

Primary school pupils should be subject to more weigh-ins to check their health, a cancer charity says.

The library pods will be part of an effort to combat mental health issues. Picture: Ian Georgeson

University of Edinburgh students vote for library ‘nap pods’

Students at one of Britain’s best universities have overwhelmingly voted in favour of buying ‘nap pods’ for the library.

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The new research hub will use the green gold of Scotlands forests to support the construction of sustainable housing. Picture: contributed

University to spend £3m on new timber technology research hub

UNIVERSITY chiefs are to spend £3 million on a new timber technology research hub in the Capital.

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