Once again my work days are out of kilter with the rest of the country – it’s a bank holiday here in the UK but business as usual for my clients in Italy. Today, however, my kids are out of synch too – like many of their schoolmates they’ve got Scottish Qualifications Authority exams. Why on earth can’t the SQA bring the exam timetable into line with the rest of the country? Surely it can’t be that hard to schedule exams to fall during normal school days? But enough grumbles. Instead, very best wishes to all pupils sitting SQA exams (and especially for Harry and Olivia in their Italian!).
By Marian Dougan