The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) is the largest teaching union in Scotland. Founded in 1847 the EIS is also the oldest teaching union in the world.
• More information about our history, from its origins to the present day, can be found in our history section.
• Since the 1970s we have played a full part in the trade union movement in Scotland, across the UK and internationally. Follow the links here for more information about the institute’s trade union and its international activities.
• The EIS contribute 0.5% of its annual subscription income to arts projects involving schools and young people. More information about this work can be found in our sponsorship of the arts section.