Latest Wester Hailes Stories

2008-10-09 12:00:31

Tom Loughray, 72, retired builder, Muirhouse: "I don't think they should be allowed. The council should have said 'no, you're not on'. They should have hired a hall, advertised a meeting and people could come along if they wanted to." Neil Forbes, 54, staff nurse, Wester Hailes: "In my view Scientology is a dangerous religion and should not be given a platform like that." Robert Matthews, 74, retired council worker, Royston Mains: "It definitely shouldn't be allowed. Religion should be left...

2008-09-26 12:00:29

By CATHERINE SALMOND ANGRY parents have been told children at an under-threat primary would get better grades if they moved to a bigger school. Education convener Marilyne MacLaren told a public meeting in Wester Hailes that closing Westburn Primary was the best option for pupils at the school. She said the falling school roll was the reason for poor attainment levels and told parents their children would thrive in alternative schools with far more pupils. Cllr MacLaren said: "I do...

2008-09-11 12:00:33

By Gemma Fraser, THE city's education leader has promised to look again at closing a city primary school by Christmas. At a heated public meeting at Bonnington Primary, parents appealed to education bosses to keep the school open until the end of the school year at least. The council is proposing to close the Leith school by Christmas and is in the process of a public consultation, with the final decision to be taken at a full council meeting in November. Education chiefs are also...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.