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 EXPERTS have called for more Scottish school lessons to take place outdoors. Professor Peter Higgins of Edinburgh University says schoolchildren are “stuck in classrooms” and need to go outdoors at least once a week. He said teachers and school bosses had failed to realise the benefits of outdoor education to childrens’ health and wellbeing, and the amount of time children spend outdoors should be a key part of inspections.

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Pool leap death inquiry scheduled

Laura McDairmant died after falling onto rocks An inquiry is to be held into the death of a teenager on an adventure holiday in south west Scotland three years ago.