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Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath

The newly built Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath will be officially opened today (Thursday, February 16).

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Alasdair Allan MSP

MSP hails funding boost for Western Isles schools

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan has welcomed the news that schools in the Western Isles will benefit from a £275,000 funding boost as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools.

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Launch of 40th anniversary year for Gaelic publisher Acair

Launch of 40th anniversary year for Gaelic publisher Acair

Acair, the Stornoway based publisher celebrated the start of its 40th anniversary year this week.

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Childcare trials announced

Childcare trials announced

The Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald, has announced the locations for the second round of early learning and childcare expansion trials.

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Pictured are Megan Macdonald and her children at homework time.

Aiding parents with kids in Gaelic Medium

The popular Gaelic4Parents website recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

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Professor Clive Mulholland, Principal of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Committed to collaboration whatever happens next with Brexit

Speaking at the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Marine Renewable Energy Research Day event in the European Parliament, Professor Clive Mulholland, Principal of the University of the Highlands and Islands, claimed the threat of losing invaluable collaborations as a result of Brexit is his greatest concern.

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Parliamentary Motion congratulates Gaelic4Parents on 10th anniversary

Parliamentary Motion congratulates Gaelic4Parents on 10th anniversary

A motion has been tabled in the Scottish Parliament to congratulate the popular Gaelic4Parents website on its 10th anniversary.

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Katie MacInnes with one of her Go! Gaelic film co-stars, Alex John Morrison.

Three Stòrlann projects shortlisted in Scottish Gaelic Awards

Gaelic educational resources organisation Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig have been nominated for three awards in the Daily Record’s Scottish Gaelic Awards, with the finals ceremony being held in Glasgow tomorrow night (Wednesday, Nov 16).

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Big Gaelic Survey asks how media can help

Big Gaelic Survey asks how media can help

A new survey has been launched as part of research examining the impact of Gaelic media on learning of the language.

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Semi finalists announced for 2016 national schools debate

Semi finalists announced for 2016 national schools debate

The Debating Chamber of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Stornoway was the setting for the first two rounds of the National Gaelic Schools’ Debate which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday the 8th and 9th of November.

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Unison has suspended its strike action which was planned for this week.

Strike action suspended in colleges pay row

Planned strikes across Scotland this week have been suspended by a union to bring employers back to the negotiating table.

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Childcare boost for South Lochs

Childcare boost for South Lochs

A pilot project to expand childcare provision, increase employment and secure growth in a South Lochs community has been given the green light.

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The study examined why some people's brains age better than others. Picture: Contributed

Scots scientists examine why some brains age better than others

Edinburgh scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of more than one thousand people as part of a long-term study to examine why some people’s brains age better than others.

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Including preparation and marking, teachers are working well over their 35-hour contracts. Picture: John Devlin

Scots teachers ‘work an extra 11 hours’ per week

Teachers are working an average of more than 11 hours above their contractual 35-hour week, a survey has found.

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Roseanna Cunningham MSP cuts the ribbon to open the HGV Training Centre at North Lanarkshire College

Training centre opening

A new £2.3 million heavy vehicle facility has been opened at New College Lanarkshire’s Motherwell Campus by MSP Roseanna Cunningham.

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Nicolson Memories

To mark the move to new school premises, staff at the Nicolson Institute are putting together an exhibition of ‘Nicolson Memories’, which will be on display to the public later this year. They are keen to involve the local community in the preparations.

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Ten years of Western Isles Learning Shop

WESTERN ISLES MSP Alasdair Allan celebrated with past and present members of the Western Isles Learning Shop on Friday night (November 25) as they marked the tenth anniversary of the service which provides educational opportunities for people with a wide variety of needs.

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Thanks for Malawi support

western Isles based Mary AC McElligott has been visiting Malawi since 2008 and has been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of islanders who have supported the work being done there.

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University status for UHI

The Highlands and Islands could soon have its own university after the UHI Millennium Institute cleared a major hurdle to it achieving its aim of becoming a university.

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