New science boost for Highlands

22 Feb 2018

It is hoped a Scandinavian touch will better prepare the Highlands for a jobs boom.

Tried and tasted Norwegian education methods in the fields of science, engineering, maths and digital technology are being adopted with the creation of new learning centres in Caithness and Lochaber.

Students attending the facilities will be among the first in Scotland to benefit from the initiative.

The centres are being developed by the Science Skills Academy, led by development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) backed by £3million from the Inverness and Highland city region deal.

They will be modelled on Norwegian “Newton Rooms,” working with schools and local employers to provide inspirational education in the most remote parts of Norway.

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