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Exam despair: “You can still get there” says Charis

Exactly two years ago West Lothian teenager Charis Auldjo was in despair: Hopes of going on to higher education had been shattered by poor results in sixth year exams at West Calder High School but today, as she prepares for Freshers’ Week at the University of Edinburgh she believes her experience can help other young people struggling with disappointment.


Charis, now 20, was persuaded by a neighbour, Lynn Burke, the Team Leader for…


Released on August 23, 2012 at 13:23 —

Scot Pamela tackles another Greek tragedy

In the midst of the human suffering from the near-collapse of the Greek economy, a young Scots woman – a former student at Oatridge College - has dedicated herself to caring for some of the collateral victims: The pets abandoned by people who can barely manage to feed themselves and their…


Released on July 10, 2012 at 15:45 —

Gardener Gareth blossoms in Northern Ireland


Gardener Gareth blossoms in Northern Ireland


Gareth Austin readily admits that he left high school in Edinburgh with poor grades and took some persuading to enrol at Oatridge College after four years working in a garden centre, but a decade on he looks…


Released on November 21, 2011 at 14:27 —

NFUS President hails hands-on education and training at Oatridge


Nigel Miller, the President of the National Union of Farmers in Scotland, has offered a ringing endorsement of the sort of agricultural training and education provided by Oatridge College in West Lothian.


Speaking as he formally opened a new £400,000 beef unit on Oatridge’s…


Released on October 5, 2011 at 15:22 —

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