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Principal’s Post - UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Once again Scotland is punching above its weight, with the announcement that it now has a sixth world heritage site.  The 125-year old Forth Bridge, which spans the River Forth just outside Edinburgh, has recently been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Towering above the villages of South Queensferry and North Queensferry, this distinctive iron structure is truly a wonder of engineering.  Just one more reason to visit Scotland and marvel at both its natural and man-made wonders.

News from the school

ECS Scotland is well into the busy summer peak period.  Courses are getting booked up, including our summer TOLES examination course for lawyers and our Cambridge English: Advanced course. Our Academic English and IELTS preparation courses are also running during the summer.  

Our nautical teacher, Flora, who recently took part in the biennial Orkney Race from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. Sailing 205 miles over the lumpy North Sea, the crew of ERIN managed to cross the finishing line first. Thereafter, they spent a few days sailing around the ancient islands visiting Stone Age, Viking and World War 1 remains, before sailing back to Edinburgh.

Words in the News

This week ‘Bananas’ are in the news as they have been banned during a summer sea festival at Portsoy in Aberdeenshire. Why?  Bananas are considered bad luck on boats. To find out the ideas behind this superstition and practise your listening, listen to this short interview on the BBC News site.

Keep on studying English and let us have your snippets of news too.

Students stop by the Forth Rail Bridge on a recent excursion

Flora on Erin during the Edinburgh to Orkney Islands race

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