The free bus travel is for the whole of Scotland, not just Orkney, so really useful to have if you are visiting friends and relations or attending an event outwith Orkney.
Extra Financial Support For Scottish Families
The final quarterly Bridging Payment, due in December, will now be doubled to £260, meaning families will receive up to £650 per eligible child this year.
Encouraging Positive Maths Learning #MathsWeekScot
This week, for Maths Week Scotland, the British Youth International College(BYITC) is offering a free introduction to Abacus Maths.
1288 Young People Access Free Bus Travel in Orkney
” I want to make sure that even more young people take advantage of this.” Emma Roddick MSP
Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour Comes To Orkney
“I can’t wait to visit all these schools and to help to get the children excited about reading, drawing, creativity and emotional awareness.“ Tom Percival
Whole Family Wellbeing Funding Support #KeepThePromise
“Whole Family Wellbeing Funding aims to transform the way support is delivered by ensuring families can access seamless support that meets their individual needs.” Scottish Government Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville
Funding Boost for Council Summer Holiday Programmes
The funding supports existing summer holiday programmes for those aged 5 – 14. It can also be used to develop new ones.
Celebrating Scotland’s Baby Box
“All children deserve equal support and resources, and I really feel the scheme has strengthened this message in the past five years” Emma Roddick MSP, SNP Highlands and Islands
Home Education: Consultation
The Scottish Government is updating guidance on Home Education for those parents/carers who choose that option for their kids.
Financial Help For Starting School
The Scottish Government’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment supports families with children old enough to start primary school.