Universities in Scotland
Individual colleges in Scotland have their own sites as follows:
Schools on the Web
Scottish Council of Independent Schools> (SCIS) promotes and supports the contribution made by independent schools to education in Scotland. There are details on the Web site of all independent Scottish schools represented by SCIS. You can search for a school's details by specific categories and by location, email an online school and visit its own website.
Parentzone Scotland offers a broad range of information for parents, carers and others responsible for school age children. The website also provides a comprehensive list of links to useful organisations and recent publications.
Schoolhouse Home Education Association offers information and support to parents/carers throughout Scotland who seek to take personal responsibility for the education of their children, families who have chosen, or are contemplating home-based education; and those who wish to safeguard the right of families to educate in accordance with their own philosophy and with due regard to the wishes and feelings of their children.
Scottish Schools Online> is a searchable directory of all schools in Scotland, including independent schools.
Most Scottish Schools now have their own Web pages but here is a selection :
- Abercromby Primary School, Clackmannan
- Aberdeen Grammar School>
- Alloa Academy>
- Alva Academy>
- Alva Academy >
- Alva Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Arbroath High>
- Ballater Primary School>
- Banchory Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Bannockburn High School>
- Beaconhurst School, Stirling>
- Bearsden Academy>
- Bell Baxter High School, Cupar
- Blantyre High School>
- Bo'ness Academy>
- Braeview Academy, Dundee>
- Camdean Primary School>
- Carluke High School>
- Carolside Primary School, East Renfrewshire
- Cartvale School, Glasgow>
- Castlebrae Commumity High, Edinburgh>
- Clackmannan Primary>
- Claremont Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Claremont High School, East Kilbride>
- Clydebank High School>
- Coalsnaughton Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Craigbank Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Deerpark Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Dollar Academy>
- Eastwood High, East Renfrewshire,>
- Edinburgh Steiner School>
- Ellon Academy>
- Fairfield School, Clackmannan>
- Fair Isle Primary School>
- Fettes College, Edinburgh>
- Fishcross Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Fraserburgh Academy>
- Glasgow Academy
- Glenalmond College, Perthshire>
- Gordonstoun, Moray>
- Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen>
- Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen (2)>
- Graeme High School, Falkirk>
- Gryffe High School>
- Hamnavoe Primary School, Shetland
- Harris Academy, Dundee
- George Heriot's School, Edinburgh>
- High School of Glasgow>
- Holyrood Secondary, Glasgow>
- James Gillespie's High School, Edinburgh
- Kemnay Academy, Inverurie>
- Kingussie High School>
- Kinnoull Primary>
- Leith Academy
- Lenzie Academy>
- Lochies School, Clackmannan>
- Lornshill Academy, Clackmannan>
- Lunnasting Primary School, Vidlin, Shetland
- Loretto School, Musselburgh>
- Menstrie Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Merchiston Castle School>
- Mid-Yell Junior High >
- Montrose Academy>
- Muckhart Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Our Lady & St Pats High, Dumbarton>
- Park Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Penicuik High School>
- Perth Academy
- Perth Grammar School>
- Perth High School>
- Quarry Brae Primary>
- Ravenscraig Primary>
- Rothesay Academy
- Rothesay Primary School
- The Royal Blind School>
- St. Bernadette's Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- St George's School for Girls, Edinburgh
- St. John's Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- St Leonards, St Andrews>
- St Machar Academy, Aberdeen>
- St Margaret's School, Edinburgh>
- St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh>
- St Michael's Academy, Kilwinning>
- St. Mungo's Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- St. Serf's Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Sciennes Primary, Edinburgh>
- Stewarts Melville College, Edinburgh>
- Stirling High School>
- Strathallan School, Perthshire
- Strathaven Academy>
- Strathdevon Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Sunnyside Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Tillicoultry Primary, Clackmannanshire>
- Trinity Academy, Edinburgh>
- George Watson's College, Edinburgh>
School Former Pupil Web Sites
You would have though that the Web would have generated a lot of sites to allow former pupils of schools to communicate with one another (very popular in North America). So far, the following schools seem to be blazing the trail in Scotland:
A UK-wide site which includes Scotl and allows you to register with details of your old school and see if others who went there have signed up too is Friends Reunited with a database listing over 40,000 UK Secondary and Primary Schools, Colleges and Universities. You have to register in order to be able to access the database.
This UK charitable organisation is headquartered at their Community and International Leadership Centre at Staffin on the Isle of Skye. It is dedicated to leadership and community development. They design, develop and deliver residential experiences focusing on eliciting leadership potential from all corners of society. Client groups range from up and coming corporate and government leaders to business owners to seasoned social entrepreneurs.
There are over 40 courses so there is something for everyone - whether you’ve never cooked in your life before or whether you are a good home cook. They teach simple techniques that you can use again and again and encourage you to explore a wide spectrum of flavours.
Accelerated learning techniques with worksheets and notes for students and parent/teachers to assist in spelling, reading mental arithmetic and learning the time. Particularly helpful for dyslexics. Also covers exam nerves and anxiety.
J.B. Management, based in Ayrshire, is a UK City & Guilds Approved Training Centre covering Occupational Health and Safety training and NVQ training. They can accommodate distance learning, through email, fax, video conferencing and telephone communications.
Based in Fife, Mabon provide training in managing people, communication and personal development to companies throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom, specialising in developing in-house courses, tailored to the the companies needs and a series of open/public courses held in Burntisland, Fife.
Accredited by the British Council, Live Language offers English Language Tuition for those wanting to learn English for their leisure as well as for those who have a specific purpose for improving their English. Small class sizes allow them to give students more personal attention thus helping them learn at a faster rate. They offer General English, IELTS classes as well as Business English classes.
This is a database of everything to do with Scotland, all translated into Mandarin Chinese (including pronunication guide), hosted on the website of Inbox Education (Glasgow based producer of educational resources, including a market leading Chinese course). It includes a free lesson for use in schools where kids are learning Manadarin. So if you ever want to know how to say “Nessie” in Chinese, it’s “Ni-si-hu shui-gui”! It is hoped that Chinese students will add their own contributions.
This is an education consultancy which specialises in in-service courses for teachers and lecturers and in designing curriculum materials with Internet training a speciality. The related Cyberschools> is the Herald's monthly Internet column for education, written by Media Matters. They also provide a useful Media Links> page with pointers to resources and media companies.
This company is the leading provider of tailored Training solutions of NVQ / SVQ qualifications and Modern Apprenticeships with achievement rates far in excess of national averages. Numerous testimonials have been received from customers – many of whom are ‘Blue Chip’ or household names who have continued using these services for many years. Smooth delivery mechanisms are devised and continuously refined to offer a minimum level of disruption to staff productivity levels with assessment taking place in the workplace.Bespoke programmes can range from full NVQs to short focused courses.
Created by lecturers at Edinburgh's Telford College, the New Curiosity Shop aims to provide high quality online courses in a wide range of topics. The courses are designed to encourage a sense of curiosity, generate a sense of discovery, and provide an enjoyable and supportive learning experience. They encourage learning for the pleasure of learning, stimulate thinking, provoke questions and provide opportunities for students to explore ideas. In addition to providing all course material online, there is interaction with a course tutor and other students via forums and online chat.
The organisation provides an education resource service for pupils in primary school project topics, Pre-Five and Early Literacy Resources including interactive sites and numeracy materials. For secondary level, there are reading and literacy resources, support for learning, staff support sites, educational gateways.
Offering Royal Yachting Association recognised facilities, OffshoreScotland Sea School is based at Largs Yacht Haven, Ayrshire. Personal tuition is provided by qualified staff in practical and theoretical courses for the complete novice or for specific RYA sailing qualifications. Yacht charter cruises are also available to Scottish and Irish waters.
The Scottish arm of the National Grid for Learning (a UK government initiative which stresses the important role for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education and learning). Parentzone has produced this site collating resources for parents and guardians of school age children. The site provides assistance and resources for parents, in choosing the right school for their children, student's progress, supporting children's learning, school curriculum and assessment, dealing with bullying, and other aspects of schooling. A collection of relevant publications is also available.
The Royal Caledonian Schools Trust (also known as "The Caley", was established in 1815 to help educate the sons and daughters of Scots who were serving, or who had served, in the armed forces, and the children of poor Scots in London. They still help with educational grants for school clothing, school trips, school fees and help with living expenses for those in further or higher education. The Trust has also developed the 'Education Project' that aims to educate teachers about the impact of war on service children and supply tools to enable them to deal effectively with children who are affected by war.
The Society is the prime learned society in Scotland and was established in the Scottish Age of Enlightenment. It covers science, arts, letters, proffesions, industry and commerce. The site lists past fellows of the Society.
This organisation is based in the Highlands and works with European partners on community led rural development projects. They organise study visits and tours to introduce visitors from the UK and all over the world, to Scottish rural development practitioners, administrators, projects and beneficiaries. Training is provided on the effective administration of EU funding and can help organisations, businesses and community groups to initiate and deliver projects.
Provides students with the knowledge, confidence and competence to become effective clinical hypnotherapists. Located in Glendaruel on the Cowal peninsula, the school offers accredited courses at Practitioner level and Postgraduate. The training is carried out by fully experienced tutors, supplemented by specialist lecturers and visiting practising hypnotherapists.
The Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University provides a focal point for faculty, students and members of the community interested in exploring Scottish history and culture and the impact of Scots on other cultures and nations, including in particular Canada. For example, they have embarked on an oral history project entitled, "Scottish Voices from the West - the Story of Scots in Modern British Columbia".
The official web site for the Scottish Council of the Scout Association serving more than 45,000 scout members. The site gives information on Camp Sites and news about Scottish Scouts plus Beavers, Cubs and Venture Scouts. Individual Scout organisations with their own Web sites include Ayrshire Scouting> with Scouting events in Ayrshire, Scout Camps, Ayrshire Scout Districts and Scout links.
Solutions in Mind is dedicated to providing the highest quality NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) training in Scotland. The company runs a range of NLP courses in Glasgow and Stirling.
The Scottish Studies Home Page of the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, co-ordinates the graduate study of Scottish history and literature in Scotland and in settlements in Canada. Their library has one of the largest collections of Scottish material outside of Scotland and is particularly strong on genealogical material.
Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) is an education business partnership activity offering young people who are still at school, or college, the opportunity to form and run their own companies to develop enterprise and personal skills through "learning by doing". The site explains how to participate in YES.
SLAINTE, otherwise known as Scottish Libraries Across the INTErnet aims to provide access to information for and about the library and information community in Scotland. As such it has created a large database of basic information about libraries in Scotland. There is a search engine and the index allows you to get to reach a page an each library in Scotland and establish address, telephone number and, most important, an email address.
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