Higher pay in Shetland puts £13.6 million into local economy

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the news that teachers in Shetland are paid £1,350-a-year more than the UK average teaching salary. UK government figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the average annual salary for full-time Scottish teachers and other education professionals is £41,350. This compares with a UK average of just more than £40,000. That extra £1,350 for 329 local teacher represents about anContinue reading “Higher pay in Shetland puts £13.6 million into local economy”

Emma Roddick chats politics with Easter Ross pupils

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick today visited Alness Academy and Invergordon Academy to speak with and take questions from pupils in a visit facilitated by Developing the Young Workforce. Emma, who attended Alness Academy as a youngster, said she enjoyed seeing the new building. She said: “When I was in school, I really hadContinue reading “Emma Roddick chats politics with Easter Ross pupils”

Roddick reaches out to UHI head over end of “vanity courses”

Emma Roddick, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has reached out to Professor Todd Walker, head of the University of the Highlands and Islands, regarding his comments on removing so-called “vanity courses” from the curriculum. Speaking about the move, Roddick said: “While it is important to focus on education with a view to employment, theContinue reading “Roddick reaches out to UHI head over end of “vanity courses””