Fast-track training scheme is not the answer for teaching shortages in Scotland

By Chris Doyle A controversial fast-track scheme for training teachers in Scotland is not the answer to the shortage of teachers according to former South Lanarkshire Director of education, Larry Forde. The two-year training course, with a six-week condensed course in the summer, sees graduates paid as unqualified members of staff in year one and as a qualified teacher with a salary of £22,917 in … Continue reading Fast-track training scheme is not the answer for teaching shortages in Scotland

Marijuana legalisation needs debate says SNP councillor

By Sanjeev Mann (@Ask_Sanjeevs) An SNP councillor thinks tobacco and alcohol causes more problems than marijuana, and advocates the legalisation of marijuana for medical use. Kilmarnock councillor Jim Todd’s comments come after SNP voted for a motion to reform drug policy at their national conference last week in Glasgow. As well as his medicinal views Todd feels that there needs to be a more recent … Continue reading Marijuana legalisation needs debate says SNP councillor

UK is “Walking Closer to the Cliff Edge” with Brexit Talks, warns Labour MSP

By Olivia Armstrong SCOTTISH LABOUR MSP Jackie Baillie has warned that the UK is “walking closer to the cliff edge without any sign of a deal” regarding Brexit. Baillie was speaking after a report from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, released on Tuesday, which claimed a second Brexit referendum or change in government could significantly improve the UK’s economic situation. She added that the … Continue reading UK is “Walking Closer to the Cliff Edge” with Brexit Talks, warns Labour MSP

Hate Crime In Scotland: Sectarianism still an issue

By Sanjeev Mann A new campaign called Hate Has No Home was launched this week to even further combat hate crime in Scotland. The campaign came from a partnership between the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and The Crown Office and was used that improve understanding and reporting of hate related crime. The campaign will focus around digital adverts around bus stations and other public areas … Continue reading Hate Crime In Scotland: Sectarianism still an issue