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Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

Strike action sees UHI support staff walk-out in the Highlands

29 February 2024

Staff at the University of the Highlands and Islands hit the picket line this morning amid ongoing strike action over pay and job losses.


Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for St Clement's and roads

Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for St Clement's and roads

Highland Council budget day: LibDems demand £50m more for St Clement's and roads

29 February 2024

The group wants £20 million to end the decades-long wait for a new St Clements special school and £30 million for roads over three years.


North MP backs 'abandoned' constituents as Save Our Rural Schools campaign stepped up

North MP backs 'abandoned' constituents as Save Our Rural Schools campaign stepped up

North MP backs 'abandoned' constituents as Save Our Rural Schools campaign stepped up

29 February 2024

"My constituents feel that they have been abandoned by government and local authorities."


Young people from the Highlands inspired by Green Careers Expo

Young people from the Highlands inspired by Green Careers Expo

Young people from the Highlands inspired by Green Careers Expo

27 February 2024

More than 600 secondary school pupils have attended Scotland’s first Green Careers Expo.


Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

Highland teachers suffer 'physical violence' and abuse on a 'daily' basis, says union

27 February 2024

The EIS found staff 'have sustained physical injuries' while many considered leaving the profession altogether.


Black Isle blood donation session coming up

Black Isle blood donation session coming up

Black Isle blood donation session coming up

25 February 2024

Pupils at a Ross-shire secondary school were given an overview of what's involved in being a blood donor ahead of a soon-come session.


UHI Inverness principal champions work-based learning and industry partnerships for Highland region

UHI Inverness principal champions work-based learning and industry partnerships for Highland region

UHI Inverness principal champions work-based learning and industry partnerships for Highland region

25 February 2024

Highland councillors heard about the "crucial role" tertiary education plays in supporting the economic development of the region.


Crates of shirts winged their way to schools in Ross-shire

Crates of shirts winged their way to schools in Ross-shire

Crates of shirts winged their way to schools in Ross-shire

25 February 2024

Several schools in Ross-shire have received a share of hundreds of end of line school shirts.


Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

Students at UHI Inverness 'grill' Highland MSP on Rwanda issues, trans rights and SNP policy

24 February 2024

MSP Emma Roddick was invited to talk to the HNC Social Sciences and NC Social Science level 6 classes at UHI Inverness.


Ullapool High School pupil shares 'detrimental' reality behind virtual learning

Ullapool High School pupil shares 'detrimental' reality behind virtual learning

Ullapool High School pupil shares 'detrimental' reality behind virtual learning

23 February 2024

"It feels like we're being told we don't deserve the opportunities that other people have." - Poppy Lewis-Ing, S6 pupil at Ullapool High School.


Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

21 February 2024

Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.


Gairloch High School Gaelic teacher 'honoured' to win writing award

Gairloch High School Gaelic teacher 'honoured' to win writing award

Gairloch High School Gaelic teacher 'honoured' to win writing award

21 February 2024

Iain Cumming (48) from Laide, is a Gaelic teacher who finds inspiration for his writing in the rich history, culture and landscape of the Highlands.


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

19 February 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


Wester Ross village pupils set for STEM power-up

Wester Ross village pupils set for STEM power-up

Wester Ross village pupils set for STEM power-up

19 February 2024

Dingwall already has a Newton Room which aims to boost interest in in-demand STEM science, maths and technology subjects.


Avoch Primary Nursery's Makaton training will 'benefit confidence' of children

Avoch Primary Nursery's Makaton training will 'benefit confidence' of children

Avoch Primary Nursery's Makaton training will 'benefit confidence' of children

18 February 2024

Makaton is a simple way of communicating which is based on signs and symbols and used alongside speech.


Dingwall schools have a higher rate of exclusion than Highland or Scottish averages

Dingwall schools have a higher rate of exclusion than Highland or Scottish averages

Dingwall schools have a higher rate of exclusion than Highland or Scottish averages

17 February 2024

The primary is around 10 per cent higher than the national average while the academy is more than 17 per cent higher.


UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024

Strikes by Unison members are set to hit a number of Highland colleges later this month, after further industrial action was announced.


Ullapool rural education campaigners demand end to 'buck passing'

Ullapool rural education campaigners demand end to 'buck passing'

Ullapool rural education campaigners demand end to 'buck passing'

15 February 2024

Parents determined to improve the lot of children denied educational opportunities have demanded an end to "buck passing".


NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

14 February 2024

Comparing the opportunities that a tiny 28-pupil school can provide with what can be offered in a city school, isn’t comparing like with like.


Nursery to reopen after hot water restored, confirms Highland Council

Nursery to reopen after hot water restored, confirms Highland Council

Nursery to reopen after hot water restored, confirms Highland Council

14 February 2024

A Black Isle nursery which was forced to close on Wednesday after it lost its hot water is expected to reopen as normal tomorrow.


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