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Home education in Scotland.


a page for links to Scottish information.





Home education in Scotland:

Scotland has it's own Education law. It is important, therefore, to ensure that the information and advice you receive about deregistration from state schools, and all matters relating to elective home education in Scotland comes from a reliable national source who will give accurate information on Scottish law. Action for Home Education is an associate of Schoolhouse Home Education Association.


Schoolhouse Home Education Association:

For accurate legal information on HE in Scotland.



Scottish home ed support list:





Schoolhouse Conference 2008!!


Schoolhouse will be holding it's 2008 conference to celebrate international freedom of education day.


What is more, the conference will be held in Arbroath, famous for the Declaration of Arbroath.


What is more, the keynote speaker in the conference will be John Taylor Gatto, home education supporter and author of "Dumbing us Down," and "The Underground History of American Education."


Announcement from Schoolhouse:


Sunday, April 06, 2008 9:14 PM


On behalf of the Schoolhouse Management Committee, I am delighted to confirm that we are going ahead with our planned conference to celebrate  International Freedom in Education Day. The event will take place in Arbroath, Angus, over the weekend of 12th/13th/14th September 2008.

We are all especially delighted to announce that John Taylor Gatto has agreed to be our keynote speaker, with other speakers to be confirmed shortly.

A formal conference for individuals and public, private and voluntary sector representatives will run alongside a more family orientated gathering on the Friday, while an informal conference for families and interested individuals will run throughout Saturday and on Sunday morning.

We will be teaming up with local charity Angus Arts (run by home educators) to put together an exciting and varied programme of activities.

We also hope to secure assistance from members of the Arbroath Pageant Society to cover the historical perspective.

Coincidentally, today happens to be the 688th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.

"Given at Arbroath Abbey on the sixth day of April AD 1320, the Declaration of Arbroath was seminal in its eloquent plea for the liberty of man. It affirmed Scotland's Nobles' allegiance to Robert the Bruce as their king and declared the right of the Scottish nation to self-determination. This created a tradition in the Scottish understanding of rights which reached its peak in the Scottish Enlightenment, and the philosophers of the eighteenth century who set the tone for our modern understanding of human rights. Many now see it as a precursor to the US Constitution and the UN Declaration of Human Rights."


All who have already expressed an interest in attending the conference will be sent full details as soon as they are available. We would ask you to please bear with us a little longer while these are finalised as we have only just received confirmation of the required top-up funding for this event and there is still some number crunching to do.

Please email media@schoolhouse.org.uk if you wish to be added to the mailing list for updates.

We look forward to welcoming home educators and all those with an interest in education to this international celebration of diversity and freedom in education.


for the Schoolhouse Management Committee



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