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Principal’s Post - Christmas 2015

End of the year 2016

We often say that you don’t come to Scotland for the weather, meaning that if you want hot, dry days of sunshine to laze around on the beach beside a Mediterranean blue sea then you wouldn’t choose to come to Scotland. However, the unsettled weather systems from the Atlantic often bring spectacular blustery weather with vivid coloured skies. With Christmas just around the corner, the forecast for a white, snow covered Christmas is not yet certain. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for one.  Nevertheless, Edinburgh is brightly lit and full of fun attractions for the next few weeks up until Hogmanay. See what's on in Edinburgh during Christmas and Hogmanay.

News from the school

This is the final week of our 2015 year and we are still busy with classes right up until the 18th December.  Last week we combined our end of the year Christmas party with ECS Scotland’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. A jolly gathering of students (past and present), hosts, staff (past and present) and assorted guests joined us for champagne and oysters to celebrate 20 years of teaching English to adults from all over the world. We want to thank all those who have helped us to reach this milestone.  Photos of the party are available here and an extract of Ian's 'thank you speech' can be heard below.  The Oysterman Events, a company set up by one of our students, was a really great fun addition to our party!  

Words in the News

Forth’, ‘Road’ ‘Bridge’ and ‘closed’ must be the words on all Scots’ lips this month.  The magnificent bridge spanning the River Forth and connecting the south east of Scotland with the North has been closed for essential maintenance work.  It is causing chaos for travellers now and into the New Year. Hopefully, it doesn’t deter the man in red with a white beard form travelling this way on December 24th 2015!

We wish everyone a peaceful, healthy and happy festive season. We look forward to seeing many of you again in 2016!

 

Edinburgh Christmas Market with ice skating rink and big wheel

The Oysterman at our Christmas party on 10th December


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