Nicola Sturgeon has promised to meet MSPs’ demands for a wide-ranging review of Scottish schools to tackle “weaknesses” in the education system.
Pupil performance in the north and north-east is behind the Scottish average in some key subjects, Scottish Government statistics have revealed.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said he believes the “realities of Brexit” could reverse a trend and reclaim Moray for the party.
Scotland’s teenagers have recorded their lowest ever score in maths and science in an influential test that provides an international comparison of academic performance.
An SNP candidate who is contesting the seat for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine was knocking on doors yesterday, accompanied by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.
A 32-year-old singer from the Isle of Mull was named Gaelic Ambassador of the Year yesterday as The Royal National Mod got underway.
Gaels from across the country came together in celebration last night as Scotland’s biggest Gaelic cultural festival began.
Michael Gove has said he is "deeply worried" about the Scottish Government's Brexit preparations, claiming cash was not being passed on to support the fishing industry.
Parents and grand-parents should help staff rural schools to overcome the isolation felt by teachers, one of John Swinney’s education advisers has said.
John Swinney has confirmed the Scottish Government's named person scheme is to be scrapped.
The first minister flew into the north-east yesterday to unveil a £1billion spending plan for new schools across Scotland.
In the words of the language which she has helped champion for many years, Sheena Blackhall is a gallus quine.
Scotland's first community-owned school was officially opened yesterday in Ardnamurchan.
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.
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.
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.
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.