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Remote Learning Oral Question, 24/06/15 [S]
During Portfolio Question Time on 24 June 2015 Rob Gibson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what impact the use of videoconferencing and other remote learning facilities can have in helping smaller secondary schools broaden the range of subjects offered at all levels.

Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2015, 30/04/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 30 April 2015 by Tavish Scott (LD) on Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2015.

Equal Opportunities Committee takes evidence on Age and Social Isolation, 16/03/2015 [S]
During its meeting of 16 March 2015 the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunties Committee took evidence on Age and Social Isolation.

Greater protection for rural schools, 01/08/14 [S]
Changes to the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 that strengthen the protection for rural schools threatened with closure, come into effect from Friday 1st August 2014.

Rural Schools Oral Question, 08/01/14 [S]
During Question Time on 8 January 2014 Dennis Robertson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what the next steps are following the moratorium on rural school closures.

Education Committee takes evidence on Children and Young People Bill, 03/12//13 [S}
During its meeting on 3 December 2013 the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee took Stage 2 evidence on the Children and Young People Bill.

Nursery Education Written Answer, 09/08/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Adam Ingram's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government what measures are in place to ensure that three year olds in rural areas have the same local access to the minimum hours of free nursery education as their peers in urban areas; and what resources local authorities will be provided to ensure that three-year-olds in rural areas will be offered local access to 600 minimum hours of free nursery education, as proposed in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

Scottish Government Response to the Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education, 13/06/13 [S]
The Scottish Governmentís formal response to the Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education report has been made in the Scottish Parliament, with the vast majority of the reportís recommendations accepted.

Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education, 19/04/13 [S]
The independent Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education was established by the Scottish Government and COSLA in July 2011. This Report makes recommendations on the delivery of all aspects of education in rural areas.

Rural Schools Written Answer, 07/11/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jamie Hepburn's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government what the criteria are for determining whether or not a school is classified as rural under the terms of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010; and what the process is for reclassifying a school as rural under the terms of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.