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S5W-14762: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to mark the 100th anniversary of the Education (Scotland) 1918 Act.

Answered by: John Swinney 28 February 2018

2018 marks 100 years of Catholic state education in Scotland, and the First Minister and I will be involved in a number of events which will mark this significant anniversary.

The First Minister will give the Cardinal Winning lecture at the University of Glasgow on 3 March, and I will attend the Caritas Awards Ceremony in June. I also look forward to hosting a reception to celebrate the contribution that Catholic schools make to Scottish education later in the year. These events will be part of a programme of wider events taking place to mark this occasion.