THE SNP government is to offer schoolchildren subsidised trips to Bannockburn and Culloden, raising fears pupils will be indoctrinated with a "narrow nationalist" view of Scots history. Historians and opposition politicians have warned against teaching pupils a "tabloid" version of history that could fuel anti-English sentiment.
Today, education minister Keith Brown will visit Bannockburn to unveil the scheme, which will see taxpayers' money fund educational trips for thousands of children to two of the most emotive battlefields in Scotland. Ministers have given a sum of public money to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), which will supervise the trips to the battlefields and Burns Heritage Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire.
The full story can be read in The Scotsman
Personally I'm not sure why this is being turned in to a political battle as surely it is up to the NTS to make sure the facts
are presented in a way that is easy to understand... so if the various political parties think there is going to be an anti-English bias then they need to speak to the NTS about it!