By Douglas Blane
Quality learning and teaching will be tough to achieve in the years ahead, with education budgets slashed to bail out bungling banks. A good place to look for inspiration might be Scotland's smaller education authorities, where getting the most bang for your buck is a way of life.
East Lothian, a third the area of London with a population of just one hundredth, has six secondary schools and no cities. Yet this unlikely location has created a culture of innovation in educational ICT that is second to none. A list of the 10 most technologically innovative educators in Scotland would include four who came from this culture. Ewan McIntosh and Ollie Bray are already part of this series. And Don Ledingham's academic research was where it all began, says David Gilmour – who completes the quartet.