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Education in Scotland (1)

I'm currently writing a novel that takes place in Scotland, and I would like to request some information about education in Scotland for that purposes.

For instance, when does/did school start in Scotland, after the Summer break? (In case this varies according to the level, I'm interested in the Secondary level, more particularly S2.)

And what's the routine in the first day of school?

For instance, after arriving in school, what does an average student?

Please, give me as many details as possible.


  • VisitScotlandAmandaVisitScotlandAmanda Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hello @Writer! School starts back at slightly different times depending on the council area and whether they're private or not. I know some people in Edinburgh went back to school on August 14th this year, and straight into lessons and a new timetable - but this won't apply to every high school across the country.

    You might find more information here:

    Kiwi gal, relocated to Scotland. 
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