Social Media Policy

At Maths Week Scotland, we use social media to promote maths as relevant and inspiring, and to positively transform public attitudes to maths. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook


Our Twitter and Facebook accounts are monitored by the Maths Week Scotland team during working hours Mondays to Thursdays year-round, and daily during the annual Maths Week Scotland itself. Twitter and Facebook may occasionally be unavailable, and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to any third party downtime.


If you follow @MathsWeekScot on Twitter or Facebook, we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by Maths Week Scotland does not imply endorsement of any kind.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers, and endeavour to join the conversation where possible. However, we are not always able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter and Facebook.

The Maths Week Scotland team reads all comments, @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are actioned. We cannot engage on issues of party politics or answer questions which break the rules of our online etiquette policy (see below). For any official correspondence, please contact us via email on

Online Etiquette

It is important to us that you feel safe when you are interacting with one of our platforms, which is why we take care to ensure that online debates maintain a constructive and measured tone. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when commenting:

  • Make sure your contribution is constructive and relevant to the topic at hand.
  • Be courteous and respectful at all times. Please use a tone that you would also use in a face-to-face conversation, and with which you would like to be addressed yourself.
  • Refrain from posting content that is offensive, threatening, slanderous, obscene, or discriminatory; or that expresses political views, are hostile toward minorities, or violate a law.

If we receive comments, replies or messages that we feel contravene any of the above, we reserve the right to:

  • Remove comments or other content
  • Not engage with users displaying or encouraging “trolling” behaviour
  • Block and report users

We also reserve the right to hide or remove any content that violates the intellectual property rights of other people; or that contains advertising for external organizations, spam, or continual repetitions of the same content.

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