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Someone worth remembering
I was delighted to learn that legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has elected to honour his roots and pledge pound;5,000 to the campaign to erect a statue in honour of Mary Barbour in the city of Glasgow.
Like Sir Alex, pictured, Barbour came from Govan and is quite rightly regarded as one of the most important social reformers of the last century.
At the Saltire Society we work to ensure that the legacies of iconic Scots like Barbour are remembered and celebrated, both now and in the future. As a result, she was one of the first women to be celebrated in our Outstanding Women of Scotland social media campaign (#saltirewomen).
To celebrate International Women's Day 2015, we welcomed 10 inductees from the contemporary fields of science, law, politics and the arts into our inaugural outstanding women list. It was notable that one of the inductees, first minister Nicola Sturgeon, cited Barbour as both inspiration and personal hero.
Barbour was a pioneer who dedicated her life to improving the lives of others and it is truly fitting that the city of Glasgow is looking to honour her legacy. I wish them every success in their campaign.
Executive director, Saltire Society
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Back to school and 46 days until I retire wabbit, forfochan and sair hodden doon by the bubbly jocks but having enjoyed 45 schule years. Aye.
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Interesting evening in Edinburgh yesterday meeting 28 Dutch headteachers from Drenthe. Twice-yearly testing and many different specialist schools.
Crazy how Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have died if they'd had iPhones. What a world.
We arrrrr ready for our pirate assembly!
Not only do we have a school Twitter account, we also have ones for maths (@invacadMaths), English (@invacadEng) and art (@InverclydeArt)
Sometimes education just teaches people bigger words to express their ignorance.
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