The Scottish hub was formed in September 2017.
It was created to revive the teaching of Classics in state schools across Scotland at all levels, and to promote Latin and the ancient world to a new generation of young people.
The primary objectives of this hub are threefold: to introduce a Latin module aimed at primary school pupils; to revise and update the existing curriculum for Classical Studies at SQA National 4/5 and Higher levels; and to work with university departments in Scotland to reintroduce Classical Studies as a specialism within postgraduate teaching qualifications, and to support current teachers with INSET and similar opportunities for CPD. It is our hope that this combined approach will engender interest in Classics at all levels, while also ensuring that there is an adequate number of trained professionals to nurture the next generation of classicists in Scotland.
The Scottish Classics Network is primarily supported by the Hugh Fraser Foundation, with additional support from the Martin Connell Charitable Trust, Robin Angus (in memory of Alexander Nicol MA, Head of Classics, Forres Academy 1929-1966) and several other individual donations.