Schools will return full-time in August if Scotland continues to make progress on suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19), Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today (23 June). The moves comes after significant progress was made in reducing incidence rates of the virus, putting Scotland on a more positive trajectory than previously expected.Read More →

Detailed arrangements are being put in place by the City of Edinburgh Council to ensure the safest return possible for pupils and staff when schools reopen in August. Following the announcement by the Scottish Government last month, all pupils will return on Wednesday 11 August, a week earlier than programmed.Read More →

To mark the start of National Doughnut Week (Saturday 9 –16 May)  we’re sharing an easy recipe for baked, glazed doughnuts that you and the kids can do together. We like any excuse for doughnuts and the fact that they’re baked – not fried – means they are a littleRead More →

It’s World Tuna Day so why not celebrate it with this simple and delicious recipe for the whole family.   Ingredients: Large can of tuna in oil 80g of breadcrumbs 45g of grated cheddar cheese 1 large egg, beaten 2 tbsp of olive oil Pasta shapes of your choice 1Read More →

Schools and nurseries are expected to close to pupils from the end of this week, the First Minister has announced. The Scottish Government is working closely with local authorities to mitigate the impact on three groups as a priority: Vulnerable pupils and those receiving free school meals Pupils undertaking courseworkRead More →

Cathy Owen is discovering that ‘Green’ is the new black… Generally, as a style advice columnist I simply share my favourite pieces based on a theme or season, it’s not rocket science! However, it’s becoming more and more apparent to me, and society at large, that we can’t pick somethingRead More →

With undeniable evidence that our oceans are drowning in plastic, and that tidal waves of plastic waste continue to crash into landfill sites, it’s urgently essential that we all make a conscious change to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in our day-to-day lives. Young eco-warriors are leading the chargeRead More →

Young chef and food writer Ryan Riley tragically lost his mother Krista to small cell lung cancer in 2014 when he was just twenty years old inspiring him to co-found Life Kitchen – the UK’s first cancer cookery school. His mother’s experience of losing her sense of taste during chemo encouraged Ryan to develop the innovative dishesRead More →

A tiny island in the Irish Sea is surprised to find itself the base for a new space programme – and the race for a local child to become the world’s first child astronaut – this is the gripping plot of The Space Programme, a brand new soap opera forRead More →

By Natasha Geary Ten years ago my opinion on gardening was something like this: It’s for ‘old’ people, people with time on their hands and people who aren’t fit enough to do anything else. This Christmas my favourite present was a five-year gardening journal! It’s full of pockets for plantRead More →