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The three-day National Education Show for Scotland (NESS) at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre proved something of a monster event at its first attempt, although stronger on exhibitors (more than 100) than visitors.

In spite of the plethora of educational issues under discussion at the 42 workshops, the main topic of debate seemed to be the price of baguettes in the nearby cafe. Even with an extra 10 per cent in their pockets and purses and more to come, many teachers opted for the burger bar parked outside.

Two delegates from South Lanarkshire were less concerned about the food prices than by the fact that their computer-produced identification badges proclaimed them as coming from "Hamilton Grammer School".

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