Education

A new scottish history web site developed for pupils, teachers and the general public is now up and running.

EdinburghGuide.com has acquired a number of DVDs of the feature-length urban cycling documentary You Never Bike Alone.

An Edinburgh school has beaten off competition from around the United Kingdom to be shortlisted for a top energy award. Currie Community High School is the only Scottish entry to be recognised at the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2009.

Edinburgh Treefest is a lively, free, family festival revolving around trees and wood with interative crafts, stalls, displays, games, North American exhibition, axe throwing, horse logging, skate

A new report from Growing up in Scotland (GUS) shows toddlers who are regularly read to and involved in lots of activities from an early age develop quicker.

Scientists, amateur astronomers, teachers and outdoor educators are gathering at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh this morning, to launch the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA 2009) in Scotland.

The Edinburgh International Science Festival programme has just been released. Among this year's 170 events is the interactive "Wee Wonder World" exhibition - created by Scottish based designers, writers and scientists - and funded by £120,000 from the Scottish Government's Expo Fund.

Organisers of one of the UK's largest ever collaborative reading events are preparing to distribute thousands of free copies of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's (pictured) classic tale The Lost World throughout Edinburgh next month.

Scots universities are involved in "world-leading" research with Edinburgh University topping Scotland's universities for the quality of its research, according to a report just published.

Celebrations took place yesterday on one of the largest and best examples of lowland raised peat bogs in the Lothians to mark its re-declaration as a National Nature Reserve (NNR). The 110 hectare Blawhorn Moss is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage and the organisation is keen for people to visit this internationally recognised reserve.