The case for a Scottish (Blue) Bell

Alastair Robertson

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Did you know that the plants referred to as a bluebell in Scotland and the rest of the UK are different species? Campanula rotundifolia and Hyacinthoides non-scripta respectively. So what, you might say? Well it presents an interesting metaphor for Scottish higher education agencies versus the rest of the UK.

The report of the review group on UK higher education sector agencies – commissioned by Universities UK and led by Sir David Bell – has published its far-reaching recommendations for the UK development agency landscape. Yet Bell’s proposals seemingly neglected to consider any specific way forward for Scottish higher education sector. Might one imagine an alternative?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherWhonke Ltd.
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2017


  • Scotland
  • Sector
  • Politics


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