Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland. Skills Development Scotland can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.

Tynecastle High School’s Careers Adviser is Lyn Sutherland. Lyn is in school every Monday, and often a Wednesday/Thursday. Pupils are offered group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and careers interviews, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work (

This website provides valuable information on subject choices, exam results, preparing for further study, preparing for a job and Modern Apprenticeships.

There is a special area on My World of Work for parents ( where you can get more information or chat to one of our online advisers. If you would prefer to speak to someone, you can call 0800 917 8000.  Lyn Sutherland also attends S4, 5 and 6 parents’ evenings.

The Careers Drop-in Lunchtime Clinic is available in the School Careers Room on Monday.  Pupils are welcome to call in for careers information and advice and are asked to research careers using  prior to careers appointments.

Lyn can be contacted by email or telephone: 07884116028