‘Life-changing’ mentoring scheme for island pupils

First published in BBC News on Monday May 6 2024. The scheme is due to start in August at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway A “life-changing” mentoring scheme is to begin in the Western Isles offering opportunities to disadvantaged pupils. The programme is due to start in August at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway, and […]

Council told: young lives can’t afford cutbacks on vital mentoring service

First published in TFN on Monday May 6 2024. New report and high court judge back vital mentoring programme An organisation facing a funding crisis has announced a new CEO and deputy CEO at the same time as publishing a Report that sets out the transformational impact of its mentoring programme. Sharon McIntyre has been appointed […]

Senior judge’s plea to Glasgow City Council

Lady Rae has urged Glasgow City Council to reconsider plans to cut funding for a mentoring scheme that has “transformed” the lives of disadvantaged young people. A leading Scots judge has appealed to council leaders to continue to fund a scheme that “keeps young people away from people like me.” The Herald revealed in February […]

Honourable Lady Rae writes letter to Glasgow City Council in support of MCR Pathways

Dear Glasgow City Council  I am writing to seek your assistance regarding an important issue that I believe you will be asked to consider in the near future.  By way of introduction, I am a retired Senator of the College of Justice and the past Rector of Glasgow University, 2021-24. I write also from the […]