Everyone with an interest in education - including parents, carers, young people, teachers and lecturers - are invited to give their views on plans to replace the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and reform Education Scotland (ES).

The consultation seeks opinions and ideas on:


How  would  you reimagine life,  the  future for  our  beautiful  country  and  for  our planet?  

Freelance creative artists and musicians who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit will tutor primary school children across Scotland’s island communities.

Up to 50 tutors will work with primary schools to lead cultural workshops on Scotland’s indigenous languages and dialects, music, drama, dance and visual art.

Legislation which will lead to increased vital support to more than 19,400 children and young people to help their families heat their homes this winter has been laid in the Scottish Parliament.

The legislation extends the eligibility for the Child Winter Heating assistance to young people aged 16 to 18 in receipt of the enhanced daily living component of PIP (Personal Independence Payment).

Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up to tackle digital exclusion during the coronavirus crisis.  

Phase three is now underway and aims to remove barriers related to digital exclusion for unemployed young people and adults (aged 16+). 

Funding of £10.83 million has been allocated for the remainder of this year to help improve access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The investment will also increase the numbers of trained professionals to support children and young people with neurodevelopmental support needs.

Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas can now apply for funding of up to £50,000, to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities.

Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities for children and young people are among the core priorities in this year’s Programme for Government (PfG), published today.

More than 108,000 children have benefited from the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Child Payment according to the latest official statistics. The figures highlight how many families and children received the payment from introduction in February to 30 June 2021.

Work to provide every school pupil in Scotland with a laptop or tablet has started.

Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has confirmed discussions with local government are underway to deliver the ambitious commitment, which will benefit 700,000 children.