By Dane McBeth Scotland has come out as the best area in the UK for workplace diversity in PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual Women In Work Index. Overall the United Kingdom moved up the table to 13th out of 33 countries involved in the analysis. However the report highlights that progress for women in the workplace is slow with an overall average gender pay gap of 15% between men … Continue reading Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work
A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer Scotland Henry Simmons and Lilian Macer from Unison. Findings published by the Fair Work Convention conclude that many of the over 200 thousand workers within … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?
By Ryan Capperauld. In a visit to the UWS campus in Ayr, guest lecturer Phil Taylor (Security Network Engineer) of Palo Alto Networks stressed the importance of online safety in the age of internet usage. Taylor outlined the dangers that hacking and the gathering of data can pose online, urging students and staff members at the university to become self-aware of how their activities online could … Continue reading Palo Alto Networks talk “online safety” at UWS.
By Jack Ewing In a letter to the First Minister, published in the Scottish Education Journal, a teacher from Fife criticised the Scottish government saying that he saw ‘little evidence’ of education being a top priority for the government. Dean Scott, from Fife, said the government was using education as a ‘bargaining chip’ and for ‘political point scoring’. Scott, who is an SNP member, … Continue reading SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education
By Eszter Tarnai A review to change defamation law in Scotland has been launched by the Government today. The aim is to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media in the 21st century. Damaging an individual’s reputation through false communication, or defamation is a growing concern in Scotland, especially online, with the growing popularity of social media. According to Community Safety Minister Ash … Continue reading Consultation on Scots defamation law – Have your say!
By Jamie Costello The pressure on the Theresa May increases as key figures in Scotlands farming, food and drink industries have this week urged MPs to unite to avoid a no deal Brexit in a joint open letter. Adding to this Scottish agricultural secretary Fergus Ewing has vowed that environment secretary Michael Gove is liable to pay billions of pounds to farmers for a ‘no … Continue reading Pressure on May’s government grows
by Kenny Boag Featured photos: SkiffieWorlds2019 The SkiffieWorlds 2019 take place in Stranraer this summer and the organisers have received a massive cash injection to help fund the event. SkiffieWorlds is the World Championship for the St Ayles Skiff class of coastal rowing boat. The Championships are held every three years. Ullapool in North West Scotland hosted the inaugural championship in 2013, and SkiffieWorlds 2016 was … Continue reading Huge Investment Boosts SkiffieWorlds
By Yasmin Bray Glasgow Caledonian University and Edinburgh Napier University will hold a joint event on Tuesday, aiming to educate other universities and colleges on how they can help veterans and their families. Some of the speakers at the event in Glasgow include HQ Scotland Colonel Sandy Fitzpatrick, MSPs Annie Wells and Maurice Corry, Deputy Commander of 51 Infantry Brigade and Scottish Veterans Commissioner … Continue reading Two Scottish Universities Team Up to Help Veterans
By Jack Ewing In a matter of months, perhaps even a matter of days, one of Britain’s greatest ever sportsman will hang up his racket for the last time. Andy Murray will be regarded as the most successful British tennis player of the modern era by quite some distance. His impact on British sport over the last 10-15 years has been monumental. Always sad when … Continue reading It’s Game, Set and Match for Murray.
By Anais MAMPUYA January 11, 2019 at 2.57pm SCIENTISTS have uncovered new information on the hunting methods of prehistoric dogs 40 millions year ago by analysing the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas. Experts in Scotland and Austria suggest that the first species of dogs, known as Hesperocyon Gregarius, pounced on its preys the same way as modern foxes and coyotes. The findings also imply … Continue reading Prehistoric Puppers