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Well done parents – you made it! So the summer holidays are nearly over. A million washings done, thousands of ice lollies consumed, day trips galore, numerous logistical headaches with childcare, hundreds of sibling fights, but wow…we managed to survive it and get through another school holiday. And before we know it, it’s time to get school ready again. Getting them back into a routine…


This month, students from secondary schools from all over the UK will receive their exam results, with Scottish students being the first to receive them on Tuesday 6th August. Although it‘s been 25 years since I was the one sitting on the stairs, waiting for the postman to deliver my fate, I remember the anxiety only too well. So here’s some tips on how to…


For a week in June, Scottish Book Trust are taking the storyteller and author Mara Menzies on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This will be Mara’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see her performing to schools across South Wales. Competition Time To celebrate Mara’s tour, we are giving away a free copy of her book Koko the Crocodile written by Mara…


To those who are lucky enough to be known as ‘Dad’,’Daddy’,’Pops’, ‘Father’, ‘Father-in-law’,  this Sunday we all get a chance to spoil the men in our lives. Of course it can be a headache to those having to buy the present. I mean what do you get the man who has everything? One year I was struggling so I asked my dad what he would…


ISAs were first launched in 1999 as a way to shelter some of your savings and investments from tax. So in honour of their 20th birthday we’ve pulled together 20 tips to help make the most of your money – from simple everyday things you could do straightaway to some more radical money-saving steps. 1. Use your tax-free ISA allowance. In the 20 years since…


For a week in May, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award winning poet and author, Joseph Coelho on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This event will be Joseph’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see him visiting schools all over West Lothian, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire. Competition Time To celebrate Joseph’s tour, we are giving away a free copy of his…


During the last week of March, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning author and Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This event will be Lauren’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see her visiting schools across the country from Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Glasgow and Falkirk. Competition Time To celebrate Lauren’s tour, we are giving…


The ISA (Individual Savings Account) is 20 years old on the 6th of April. A lot has changed in the last 20 years, we have seen the invention of smartphones, smart cars, smart washing machines and smart… just about everything else. These new inventions have completely transformed how we live our daily lives but through all this change the ISA has remained strong and is…


This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceForBetter. On March 8th, and throughout 2019, people and organisations across the globe are celebrating and aiming for gender equality in our working lives. It would be ignorant to not acknowledge that we have seen the gender gap improve over recent years. Loads of companies, individuals and initiatives have worked hard to address this and we’ve certainly…


We’re celebrating women’s achievements in all their forms – from inspirational women at the pinnacle of their careers, to women that are a part of our daily lives. Our mums, our friends, our partners, our colleagues and bosses. When it comes to International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, it’s a little bit more than the simple celebration of women. This may be a day…


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