The reality is that most people hoping to go into teacher training will have no idea of the state of teaching in Scotland - why? Because it isn't widely publicised that teaching is up sh*t creek here. Even though things have been bad for yeeears. Anyone who isn't a teacher can be forgiven for thinking things are dandy - and the kind of guff in the site you mention does nothing to illustrate how things actually are. The reaction from non-teacher friends of mine, when I told them edinburgh teachers may strike, wasn't sympathetic - again, because nothing's really publicised (the extraordinary budget cuts, the backlog of teachers out of work, etc) Teach in Scotland? Where? There aren't any jobs - the last one I applied to was a fixed term part-time position in the ****-end of nowhere. And the long-term supply person who the rest of us were blissfully unaware of got it (natch) I wouldn't have been that scunnered, but it was almost a three day trip for me to get there and back. Longer, for the other candidates who came from down south. This week I see there is one job advertised on myjobbiescotland for my subject. Temporary. Part-time. 0.3, or something stupid like that. In Aberdeen. That's it. I've made peace with tha fact I may always be a supply teacher - and that's fine if the work keeps coming. It pays well, and the stress levels are low. But if that dries up, then god knows what I'll do.