Class Rules: the Truth about Scottish Schools

‘Brilliantly written – far more eloquent than anything else that is available on Scottish education.‘ – Lindsay Paterson

‘A tour de force’ – Debra Kidd

In Class Rules, investigative journalist and former secondary school teacher James McEnaney poses the hard questions that need to be addressed if Scottish education is to be built back better.

Read more and buy a copy of Class Rules from Luath Press.

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E-book versions are also available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play.


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A Scottish Journey: Personal Impressions of Modern Scotland

Inspired by Edwin Muir’s 1935 travelogue Scottish Journey, I set out to explore the country for myself, gathering my own ‘bundle of impressions’ as I went.

As Muir says in the introduction to his own book: “…this is not a survey of Scotland but a bundle of impressions: not the Scottish journey, but a Scottish Journey

Read more and buy a copy of A Scottish Journey here

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I have also written chapters on Scottish schooling for two books examining the state of modern Scotland: A Nation Changed? The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On and Scotland the Brave? Twenty Years of Change and the Future of the Nation.

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