If there was one simple thing which could be done in schools to improve young people’s social skills, reduce bullying and mental health problems and, above all, to improve exam performance you would expect schools to embrace it, right?
Christmas and Hogmanay is a time when many of us take stock and reassess.
During National Adoption Week, which has just ended, I had the pleasure of introducing Deputy First Minister John Swinney to a group of adopted children who had written poems about the difficulties they have faced.
Recently I unexpectedly became a “mystery shopper”.
With the exam season over and the results digested, thousands of school pupils are now embarking on their chosen career path.
Eleanor Bradford: One series of Love Island was enough for me – but it is not without valuable lessons for younger viewers
What can a dating programme involving a bunch of image-obsessed twenty year olds possibly teach us?
Obesity kills more people than smoking for certain types of cancer.
Last week a review of the culture at NHS Highland suggested hundreds of staff had faced inappropriate behaviour at work, and the issue of bullying has once again hit the headlines.
With one in 10 visitors to accident and emergency waiting longer than four hours to be seen and nearly one in three of us waiting longer than three months for an appointment with a specialist, what can you do if you have the misfortune to find yourself waiting interminably for treatment?
This weekend BBC Scotland launches its new digital channel.
Sky News presenter Kay Burley needs a security escort to protect her from pro-Brexit protesters and a Guardian journalist filmed himself being hounded by a gang of men.
Like 14 million other people, in recent weeks I have eagerly switched on the TV at 9pm each night to watch a band of B-list celebrities be dropped from helicopters, sleep in hammocks and be forced to eat cockroaches.
There are many momentous political events in the news at the moment and yet I find myself, once again, drawn back to domestic matters.
The row about testing four and five year olds rumbles on. Education Secretary John Swinney has now announced an independent review into the controversial policy. The Scottish Parliament recently voted to scrap the assessments, as teachers’ unions raised concerns about the amount of time they take and parents claimed some children were left traumatised.
The kids are settling down into the new school year, but how is it for you? A welcome return to predictable hours, or a never-ending struggle to evenly balance an awkward school timetable with the competing demands of your employer?