Duty calls

18th January 2008 at 00:00
Every school in Scotland is to receive a DVD about the Act of Union in 1707 and the history of Scottish government. The multimedia resource is part of the ongoing "A Union for a' that" education project to mark the 300th anniversary of the union.

The DVD tells the story of the union (signed by Queen Anne, right), and contains contemporary primary source material, including personal correspondence of those involved. Excerpts from the 2007 Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament motion that "This House regrets the Act of Union in 1707" are also featured.

The resource was funded by the Scottish Government.

John Mulgrew, chairman of Learning and Teaching Scotland, said: "There is a renewed appetite and enthusiasm for promoting and supporting all aspects of Scottish culture, arts, history and heritage. We have a responsibility - a duty even - to ensure that our young people are given the best possible opportunities to learn about and from their past and what has made our country today."

The SQA will introduce a revised Higher history paper in 2010-11 which will include a compulsory section on Scottish history.

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