Apprentice Roof Slater and Tiler

Highland Slaters (Inverness) are looking to recruit an Apprentice Roof Slater and Tiler to join their busy team based You must be a reliable hard worker, keen to learn and willing to attend College on a block release basis to complete an SVQ Level 3 in Roof Slating and Tiling.

Please mail your CV to:

Closing date for this vacancy is: Wednesday 7th February 2019

Please also complete online application form

SCHOLAR online sessions

SCHOLAR’s upcoming Online Sessions for week commencing 29 January 2018 are:

Monday           Higher Physics                                     Monday,          29 Jan @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday           Advanced Higher Chemistry               Tuesday,          30 Jan @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday     Advanced Higher Biology                   Wednesday,    31 Jan @ 6:00 pm

Join a session by following this link: and enter as a guest.

For more information on how to take part in Online Sessions as well as upcoming sessions, please visit: SCHOLAR’s Live Online Sessions

Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.

Regular updates via: Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Can you spare an hour this weekend? If so, sit by a window and count the birds that visit your garden. This important information can then be used by the RSPB so they know how bird populations are doing all over the country. Don’t worry if you don’t know types of birds, there is a pack to help you – just go to the RSPB website and follow the link to the Big Garden Birdwatch to register. Great to increase your knowledge for your NOW classes (if you’re S1!)

Young Carers Awareness Day – 25 January 2018

To mark Young Carers Awareness Day today (Thursday 25th January) pupils have been learning about what a Young Carer is during PSE all week.  They have the opportunity to consider the different roles young people play supporting family at home and be able to let their Guidance Teacher know if they think they are a Young Carer.

Scottish Government’s consultation regarding School Governance

Please see below an important letter from Elected Members regarding the Scottish Government’s consultation regarding School Governance.  Nairn Academy Parent Council discussed a response  at their meeting on Tuesday 9 Jan. 2018.

2018.01.22 – Ed Gov -parents


Fuller details of the SG document are available on –

Link to consultation:

Into Civil Engineering Scholarships launched


Funding support for young people to help access university

We are contacting you to make you aware of generous funding support available to young people in Scotland who want to study civil engineering. The Into Civil Engineering scholarships are administered through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Scotland.

It may be you have direct involvement in funding or as an advisory service to young people seeking funding. If so, we are asking if you can make young people aware of this funding support that is available to them.

  • A maximum of five awards of £4000 each per year for young people aged 21 and under living in Scotland to study in Scotland
  • Applications are invited from young people applying for a college or university course in Civil Engineering from September/October 2018 onward
  • The award is open to full-time or part-time students as well as apprentices or students on day or block release from an employer
  • Each successful candidate will receive £4000 per year for a maximum period of four years
  • Awards will be given in two equal £2000 instalments in August and December

The civil engineering qualification must be recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers – for example NC, HNC, HND, BSc, BEng, MEng. Recipients of the award will be expected to commit to a future professional engineering qualification such as EngTech MICE, IEng MICE or CEng MICE.

Further details and terms and conditions are available, and completed application forms should be submitted by 3 April, 2018, for entry to the academic year starting in Autumn 2018.

This initiative has been made possible thanks to a generous donation to the Institution by Mr. Gordon Mackay, a retired solicitor, based in Govan, Glasgow.


Rory MacLeod
Communications & Marketing, ICE Scotland

Institution of Civil Engineers
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