Now’s the time to say goodbye

Staff and parents joined forces with pupils past and present to celebrate nearly 60 years of education at St Flannan’s Primary School.

Users tilt the device to control a pointer ball

Could this be the future of phone messaging?

A new way of phone messaging, which incorporates tilting the screen, is being hailed as the solution to typing one-handed on increasingly larger handsets.

Glasgow Academy
 Milngavie kids dressed up for World Book Day.

Children enjoyed fun and imagination on World Book Day

Children from across Milngavie and Bearsden got into the spirit of World Book Day last Thursday (March 2) by dressing up for the occasion.

Parents demonstrating about proposed closure of St Joseph's Primary School in 2014.

Building works starts soon for new Catholic primary school

Early ground works are due to start soon at the site of a new school in Bearsden which will merge two Catholic primary schools.

Rona Mackay

The future is bright for East Dunbartonshire pupils

More East Dunbartonshire school leavers are going on to further education or employment than ever before.

Lenzie Meadow landscaping completed

Lenzie Meadow Primary School’s outdoor areas completed

Six months on from the opening of Lenzie Meadow Primary School and nursery class, the finishing touches have been put to the outdoor areas.

Local schools are winners of design a pocket garden competition

Pupils win “pocket garden” design competition

Three local schools have won the nationwide Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition.


Fire course teaches pupils some valuable life skills

Fire staff threw their doors open to a group of youngsters for a working week recently to teach them about life in the emergency services.

Councillors announce the plans at Chryston Primary School

New schools are still on track

Ambitious plans for four new primary schools in North Lanarkshire have taken a significant step forward.

Education convener Councillor Maureen Henry.

New focus on closing attainment gap in schools

Scottish Government figures show East Dunbartonshire’s schools are performing above the national average in reading, writing, talking, listening and numeracy

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

Certificates were presented to finalists at a special ceremony in East Dunbartonshire.

East Dunbartonshire pupils get creative with Australian theme

Hundreds of pupils from East Dunbartonshire schools put paintbrush, pencil and pen to paper to create original artwork with an Australian theme as part of a special competition.

Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.


Pupils join The Friendship Circle

Pupils from Glasgow Academy Milngavie provided musical cheer when they sang for members of The Friendship Circle in Milngavie recently.

Parents and children protest outside the school

Anger over school bus snub

Parents are up in arms after being told their children will not be eligible for free bus transport to a newly-merged primary school.

Parents demonstrating about proposed closure of St Joseph's Primary School.

Last ditch attempt to save St Joseph’s Primary School fails

SNP councillors failed in a “last ditch attempt” to spare St Joseph’s Primary School from the axe at last week’s council budget meeting.

School pipe band competition

Success at contest is not just a pipe dream

Pupils will be pitching their musical skills against youngsters from across Scotland in the world’s largest schools pipe band competition.

The new exhibition is part of a campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

New exhibition celebrating women from Scotland’s history

The National Wallace Monument, a top Scottish tourist attraction in Stirling, has unveiled a new exhibition as part of its campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

Maxholme Playgroup needs to find another venue

Playgroup needs a new home

Staff at Maxholme Playgroup in Bearsden are appealing to local people to help them to find new premises so they can continue to operate.


A Google Expedition Pioneer Team pay a visit to Lenzie Meadow Primary School

Youngsters at Lenzie Meadow Primary enjoyed some exciting expeditions recently - and they didn’t even need to leave the classroom!

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