Latest Scottish Executive Education Department Stories

2011-02-09 05:36:00

EDINBURGH, February 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Win at http://www.greatscottishadventure.com VisitScotland, the national tourism agency, is offering Americans the chance of winning their very own Great Scottish Adventure. Stay in a Clan Chief's Scottish castle, experience the thrills of the Edinburgh Festivals, kayak with dolphins and whales off Scotland's islands, treat yourself to the ultimate malt whisky indulgence and explore the secrets of Loch Ness. These five amazing...

2011-02-02 10:12:00

EDINBURGH, Scotland, February 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever dreamt of taking on a Ryder Cup legend? VisitScotland is offering golf fans the chance to play a round with Scotland'sSam Torrance at the new home of the Scottish Open. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/visitscotland/47590/ The Ryder Cup legend was a member of first European team to achieve success on American soil, in 1987. VisitScotland is now offering the...

2009-10-22 08:00:00

EDINBURGH, October 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An unbeatable blend of landscapes, rivers and lochs, as well as some first-class operators, make Scotland one of Europe's foremost adventure sports and travel destinations. In fact, you could be forgiven for thinking that Scotland was designed with adventure in mind. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/363903 ) Testament to this is Scotland's success in bidding to host the Adventure Travel Trade Association's 2010 Adventure...

2008-09-26 12:00:29

By ANDREW DENHOLM EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT COMPUTER games have been shown to boost maths attainment in a pioneering study in Scottish schools. Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), the curriculum development organisation analysed the effect of the educational game Brain Training from Dr Kawashima . In a project involving more than 600 pupils in 32 schools, research by Dundee University found a daily dose of the computer game improved pupils' attainment in maths and their concentration...

2008-07-30 15:00:50

ROSSLYN Chapel, the Fringe and Edinburgh's Old Town have all been selected among a list of top visitor attractions. The VisitScotland survey asked visitors to submit their top ten attractions, to help build up a picture of how people chose to spend their perfect day in Scotland. Those surveyed were given a list of 108,000 possible activities across the country. The findings indicate that Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code novel and the subsequent Hollywood...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).