20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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Linda Russell, Donna Squires, Penny Baillie and Julia Grindley work for the 
Edinburgh School Uniform Bank. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Residents buy school uniforms for struggling families

Hundreds of Edinburgh residents have rallied to help buy uniforms for children in need who are starting school in August.

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Grace Jones performing. Picture: AP

Grace Jones to be subject of city academic conference

SINGER and supermodel Grace Jones is to be the subject of a two-day academic conference.

Google was found to have denied European consumers 'genuine choice'. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Edinburgh University embroiled in Google cash-for-papers claims

Google has spent millions funding academic research which is favourable to the technology giant, a public interest watchdog has claimed.

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The prototype passenger pod. Picture: Hyperloop One

Video: Hyperloop Edinburgh-London 45 min trips a step closer

Edinburgh to London journeys in 45 minutes came a step closer after the futuristic Hyperloop One transport system made its first successful test.
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Aldi is offering two polo shirts, a sweater and a skirt or a pair of trousers for just �3.75

Aldi sells full school uniform for £3.75

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

Subjects on offer at different schools vary greatly

‘Vast gap’ in choice of Higher subjects between schools

Schools just a few miles apart in Edinburgh are offering pupils a vastly different number of subjects to study for exams, playing a vital part in determining their future higher education and career chances, figures released today 

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Picture: TSPL

Saved Castlebrae high school partners with Edinburgh International Festival

It was saved from closure at the eleventh hour less than four years ago.

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Prue Leith, new judge on the Great British Bake Off, who was installed as QMU's new Chancellor.  Picture Ian Rutherford

Prue Leith installed as chancellor at QMU

New Great British Bake-Off judge Prue Leith was today installed as chancellor at a top Scots university.

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School nativity plays were a chance to rock your mum's favourite tea towel. Picture: Contributed

18 things you’ll remember if you went to a Scottish primary school

Time for a bit of nostalgia... how many of these things do you remember from your school days?

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A drag queen called Tormenta takes part in the 17th annual gay pride parade in Chile. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

‘Bring drag queens to primary schools to challenge stereotypes’

Bringing drag queens into Scotland’s primary schools for story hours with pupils could be an ideal way to challenge gender stereotypes, the head of a leading Scottish inclusion group has said.

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A survey has found that school teachers are funding children in poverty.

Teachers buying food and uniforms for poorer pupils

TEACHERS are personally providing food and funding school uniforms for children living in poverty, research has revealed.

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More must be done to tackle bullys according to a report from MSPs

More must be done to tackle bullying, report finds

A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to do more to tackle bullying in Scottish schools.


Video: Justin Trudeau’s decent attempt at a Scottish accent

Justin Trudeau was in Edinburgh today en route to the G20 summit in Germany, and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Edinburgh.

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Justin Trudeau receives honorary degree from Edinburgh university

Justin Trudeau has received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh, for his advocacy for equality and diversity.

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The new tool library will launch at Portobello Library. Picture; Google Maps

City Tool Library expands its reach to Portobello

RESIDENTS can now check out a hammer as well as the latest hardback thanks to a new scheme launching at libraries across the Capital.

Edinburgh mum Linsay Robertson contracted meningitis

Brave woman speaks about her meningitis battle to help others

Feeling hot and bothered at work, Linsay Robertson went home, convinced she was coming down with the flu.

The new SnapMap feature has left many worried. Picture; stock image

All you need to know about Snapchat’s new Snap Map

A new feature on Snapchat allowing anyone to share their location has been explained by Snapchat in depth.

Gracemount Primary. Picture: Jon Savage

Edinburgh school hit by overflowing sewage

PARENTS have sounded a warning over plans to admit dozens more pupils to a primary school whose drains regularly overflow, spilling sewage into the playground and dining hall.

Is this Edinburghs most luxurious home? Picture; Rettie

Is this Edinburgh’s most luxurious home?

Looking to move to the capital and have money to spare?

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