"There has been a lot of complaints that there is not enough access to Scottish history, Scottish literature, Scots language or Gaelic. I have a view we should unite these strands to give pupils an opportunity to see Scotland and its place in the world in the round." - Education Secretary Michael Russell
"Cosla seems hell-bent on annoying teachers when they need teachers on their side." - Jim Docherty, depute general secretary of the SSTA.