Italian islanders loving Bute

Pupils from an Italian island spent time on a Scottish island recently when they attended Rothesay Joint Campus for their annual exchange week.

Council welcomes schools funding from government

Council welcomes schools funding from government

Argyll and Bute Council has welcomed the allocation in 2018/19 of £1.4 million to schools in the area through the Scottish Government’s Pupil Equity Fund (PEF).

A group of nine S3 pupils from Rothesay Academy have just completed the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's Fire Reach Training Scheme.

Rothesay pupils take on Fire Reach course

A group of nine S3 pupils from Rothesay Academy have completed the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Reach training scheme.

Michael Russell

Pupils’ positive destinations

The latest Scottish Government figures show 94.7 per cent of school leavers in Argyll and Bute are going into further or higher education, employment or training three months after leaving school.

Mike Russell

Scottish Government fund set to boost schools on the island

A Scottish Government fund aimed at boosting the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils is set to pay out £1.4 million to schools across Argyll and Bute next year.

Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

The university students passed on their knowledge to Academy pupils in December as part of Inspiring Science.

Boffins on island visit

A team of science students led by a former Rothesay Academy pupil will return to the island this weekend to spread their knowledge.

Rothesay Primary School.

School registration dates

Children, who turn five between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019, should be registered for primary school during the week beginning Monday, January 15.

Scientists from the university teaching the pupils.

Professor back at school

The Baird of Bute Society Trust and the University of Edinburgh have introduced a new programme aimed at inspiring Rothesay pupils to consider a career in science.

The youngsters at Mount Stuart on Bute.

Youth exchange is wunderbar

A Youth exchange programme between Argyll and Bute and Germany has proved such a success it is set to continue.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the 'show me' question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

Police Scotland's campaign is aimed at the 500,000 students starting or returning to college and university this year.

Police campaign to help keep students safe

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to provide the country’s students with guidance and advice on how to keep safe.

A new poll reveals the student of 2017 is more likely to be found at home watching films rather than going for a beer, with money worries occupying their minds more than their predecessors.

Students of 2017 swap nightlife for Netflix

Students today are as worried about their wallets as they are about their studies, showing a stark difference to their parents’ university days, new research shows.

David Buchanan recommends a career as an STEM teacher.

Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

A teacher recruitment campaign has been expanded to target university undergraduates studying English and Home Economics (HE) subjects, including food, nutrition and health courses.

More young Scots are in positive destinations

More young Scots in education, training or work

More teenages in Scotland are in education, training or work, a report shows.

Learner drivers will benefit from improvements to the online driving instructor search service.

Learner drivers set to benefit from new online service

Learner drivers are to benefit from improvements to the online driving instructor search service.

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