Culture killer

10th July 1998 at 01:00
With the news of the "suppressed" curriculum report on Scottish culture ringing in our lugs, it should come as no surprise that visitors often know more than we do.

Take the Robert Burns Tour operating out of John Knox House in Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Standing by David Rizzio's grave in the Canongate Kirkyard, Burns (aka actor Derek Elsby) waxes lyrical about the "mixter-maxter of the political, the personal and the religious" motives of those who murdered the ill-fated scribe to Mary Queen of Scots.

At which point there came the interruption: "It was Darnley was the ringleader." A Scottish voice? Of course not. Yugoslavian.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now