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Obituary: Hugh MacKenzie, Scottish headteacher and innovative educationalist

Obituary: Hugh MacKenzie, Scottish headteacher and innovative educationalist

Hugh MacKenzie, headteacher at Craigroyston Community High School from 1972 until 1993, died in Edinburgh on 17 March 2020.  He was an innovative, radical educationalist, a relentlessly practical and realistic visionary, who played a key role in introducing comprehensive education in a socially, and educationally, divided city […]

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Civil rights valued over religious prejudice

The issue of same-sex marriage is an equalities issue. Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s intemperate interventions have also made it a civil liberties issue. There is no threat to the rights or liberties of churches. Same-sex marriages are legal in eight European countries. In not one is the Roman […]

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A lesson in breaking down the barriers

A lesson in breaking down the barriers

St George’s School for Girls and Wester Hailes Education Centre are four miles apart.  In status conscious Edinburgh, the distance could be light years.  Yet twelve girls and four teachers recently proved that the barriers of perception can be broken.  The schools’ partnership is not new.  Three […]

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