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Runners and riders;Jotter

The books are now open on the race to become director of education in Edinburgh in succession to Liz Reid who sets off shortly towards her Hackney carriage. Who are the movers and shakers of the Scottish directorate who would impress Elizabeth Maginnis, the least easily impressed education chair in Scotland? Answers, please, on a postage stamp.

Could Frank Pignatelli, former king of Strathclyde, become the "comeback kid"? Or does the career of Reid herself hold a clue? She was Scots-born and educated but spent all her professional life in England.

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