Deputy First Minister John Swinney yesterday claimed the “tide is turning” towards the SNP when he visited Shetland in advance of next month’s crucial by-election.
Scottish ministers have faced calls to "redouble" their efforts to save an historic Aberdeen paper mill.
Education Secretary John Swinney has been urged to visit Tain Royal Academy to see for himself the leaks, substandard heating, “inadequate” canteen and poorly drained playing fields.
Tests have shown water at a school where several current and former teachers have been diagnosed with cancer is safe to drink, the Education Secretary has insisted.
Scotland is to become the first part of the UK to limit the amount of processed red meat that children are given over the school week.
An independent review into health and safety concerns at a school where four current and former teachers were diagnosed with cancer has been announced by the Scottish Government.
John Swinney yesterday said controversial primary one tests will continue despite a review reporting they made children “tired and bored”.
The Scottish Government has pledged to do "everything that can possibly be done" to save an under-threat north-east paper mill.
John Swinney defied Green Party calls to rethink the £6 billion dualling of the A9 and A96 and reinvest the cash in the Highland railway line.
John Swinney has come under fire after it emerged 112 Scottish schools have classes where at least three different qualifications are being taught by the same teacher.
The dualling of the A9 and A69 will go ahead despite the climate emergency as the roads have “very serious and alarming safety records”, the Deputy First Minister has said.
Labour has demanded the Scottish Government “think about its moral responsibility” and take action to tackle poverty.
Ruth Davidson and John Swinney have joined forces to back calls for a change to the charity lottery fundraising limit.
The attainment gap between children from poor and affluent families is getting smaller at schools where there is specialist funding, head teachers have said.
The Education Secretary has said he does not believe subject choice has narrowed in schools.
Enshrining the United Nations’ rights for children in law will “help make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up”, the Scottish Government has said.
A robot gave a helping hand at the opening of a new £4.5million life sciences building at Inverness Campus yesterday.
A new £4.5 million life sciences building will be officially opened at Inverness Campus by Deputy First Minister John Swinney today.
Education Secretary John Swinney is facing fresh calls to scrap primary one tests after a damning Holyrood report into the controversial assessments.
Nicola Sturgeon yesterday signalled that Education Secretary John Swinney would contact Aberdeen City Council to examine rocketing teacher absences in the city.
Developers of a landmark community campus in Aberdeenshire have confirmed they are on target for a Spring 2020 opening.
An Aberdeenshire teacher has claimed controversial primary tests “disrupt” the help being given to children with Additional Support Needs.
Exhausted and overworked teachers are struggling more and more with stress, a survey has revealed.
A Scottish Government scheme set up to help oil workers who lost their jobs in the downturn retrain as teachers has recruited just nine people since it launched.
A crack team of education experts has been assembled to find teachers willing to “rise to the challenge” of leading the nation's schools.
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.
Moray’s newest secondary school has been hailed as a “template” for the rest of the country to follow.
Anderson High School and halls of residence was formally opened yesterday by education secretary John Swinney, Deputy First Minister.
Opposition councillors in Moray are pressing the authority to consider ways of scrapping controversial tests for P1 pupils.
Climate change is “one of the biggest issues of our time” the Scottish Government said yesterday as a new poll showed more and more Scots agree.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney was invited to visit Broadford Primary School to assess the state of the school and to meet representatives campaigning for a new facility in the south of the island.
Scotland’s independent schools have blasted plans for them to start paying business rates, saying they “make no sense”.