Last month saw new students arrive for the very first time to universities and colleges up and down the country. What makes this year so significant is that more students from deprived areas have gained a place in one of Scotland’s universities than ever before.
Bursaries of £20,000 are to be created for those wishing to change career and become a teacher in priority science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects – the Scottish Government’s Education Secretary has announced.
Local MSP Bruce Crawford has encouraged the local authority in Stirling to consider applying for a share in the £1 million fund to improve and upgrade school libraries in the local area.
With pupils across the country preparing to go back to school, 3,867 in the Stirling area will be eligible for free school meals this year.
Education Secretary, John Swinney has announced today that an additional £45 million in Scottish Government funding to local authorities in order to close the attainment gap in Scottish schools.
At Thursday (19th May) night’s Meeting of the Full Council, Stirling SNP Councillors put forward proposals for a comprehensive and independent inquiry into structural failings at Balfron High School. The calls come after a number of issues with the PFI procured high school has resulted in sections of the building […]
Bruce Crawford MSP for Stirling Constituency has today welcomed a series of policy announcements made by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP Spring Conference in Glasgow. The First Minister confirmed that a re-elected SNP government will: Increase Maternity Grants for the birth of a first child; reintroduce payments […]
SNP Bruce Crawford MSP tore into Stirling Council Tory/Labour coalition leader Johanna Boyd when it was revealed that Stirling had missed out on it’s share of a pot of £10 Million set aside by the Scottish Government. The share of funds was to be allocated to local authorities who maintained or […]