The History of Leith

January 21, 2008

Learning about Scotland’s past will help to shape our future

MORE than 500 years ago, the education act was passed by the parliament in Scotland making the education of the sons of nobles compulsory – one of this country’s many world “firsts”. For those who like dates, it was in 1496 – the same year that Leonardo da Vinci attempted his first test flight, albeit unsuccessfully.

While it took just over another 400 years before da Vinci’s dream became a reality, schooling in Scotland took off much more easily, with education at the core of Scots life, although it has been something of a bumpy ride. for more click here

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