City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Education


James Gillespie's New Building Gets Go-Ahead

Plans to build a state-of-the-art building to accommodate James Gillespie’s High School got the go-ahead today.

Pupils Design Edinburgh Tie in Memory of History Teacher

Mr Caddell's new tie

Pupils at James Gillespie’s High School in Edinburgh have found a novel way to celebrate the life of their History Teacher, Mr Caddell, who died last year.

Edinburgh Professor of "God Particle" Fame Wins Edinburgh Award

Professor Peter Higgs

Professor Peter Higgs whose theory about the existence of an elusive particle – or boson – came in a moment of inspiration while walking in the Cairngorms in 1964, has been named the

Traffic and Schools Hit by Severe Winter Weather

Edinburgh City Council has announced that Edinburgh schools will shut today at noon (Thursday 8 December 2011) due to the severe weather, with gale-force winds forecast later today.

Annual Fanfare Concert

The annual Fanfare Concert showcases the city’s young musical talent with a range of music,  from rock to jazz, orchestral and classical, that will highlight the harmonious talents of Edinburgh’s children and young people.

Robin Hood Tax March & Festival

Robin Hood tax

Occupy Edinburgh continues to camp out in St Andrew Square, the heart of Edinburgh's historic financial district. Participants are acting out of solidarity with the global Occupy movement which is seeking action on the iniquities caused by the bank bailouts and to stop the financial and ecological debt that is being diverted onto future generations.

Primary School Placement Refusals Triple

Statistics released today show a record number of refused out-of-catchment requests for primary school places for the 2011/12 school year, at nearly triple the previous year's

Edinburgh's First Gaelic School Gets Go-ahead

The City of Edinburgh Council today gave the go-ahead for the city's first dedicated Gaelic primary school in the former Bonnington Primary School in Leith.

Edinburgh Schools to Get WiFi and 9000 Computers

Edinburgh pupils could soon find it much easier to access the internet through a spectrum of devices, ranging from mobile phones, to tablets and laptops, after the council announced that its schools and the majority of community education centres will get Wifi as part of a £5.3 million investment in technology.

Science as a Public Enterprise; Why and How should Science be Open?

Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Boulton FRS FRSE, Regius Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Edinburgh and Chair of the Study.