Scotland's largest
and most effective
education trade union

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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.

• We have developed a central role as one of the most respected voices in education in Scotland.

• 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.

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