Monday, June 28, 2004
- Webmaster @ 15:06 GMT
Recent developments on the Isle of Bute have attracted the attention of the media, with reports noting that Bute stands on the threshold of a significant economic renaissance, led by a vibrant property market.
Full Scotsman article 25/06/04
Recent Buteman article
Monday, June 21, 2004
CHILDREN'S LAUREATE TO VISIT THE ISLE OF BUTE
- Webmaster @ 15:11 GMT
Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo is presently busy on his tour of Scotland. As part of this tour he has specifically asked to visit the Isle of Bute to speak to both primary and secondary school pupils. He will be on Bute on Friday 25 June.
Carnegie Readers at Rothesay Academy are particularly thrilled to have the opportunity to hear him speak because his novel Private Peaceful, which is short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, is their choice of winner for this year's Carnegie Medal.
Michael Morpurgo has written over 60 books, many of which have been winners or shortlisted for prizes. He has had a lifetime of involvement with children, as a teacher, as a father and grandfather, and as the founder with his wife of ‘Farms for City Children’, a charity which enables city kids to come and share his passionate love for the countryside in general and animals in particular. Source
For additional information on Michael Morpurgo visit the Children's laureate website.
ROTHESAY ACADEMY TO PARTICIPATE IN CARNEGIE SHADOWING VIDEO CONFERENCE
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Rothesay Academy will be among seven Argyll and Bute high schools that will be holding a video conference this Wednesday (23rd June). Learning and Teaching Scotland will provide the bridge to make this possible while the Council's Lesley Allan (who has been training schools in the use of this new technology) will be the discussion leader.
Participating pupils are all Carnegie pupil-judges who have been shadowing this year's judging process. Joining Rothesay Academy in the video conference will be the following Argyll and Bute schools: Tarbet Academy, Lochgilphead High, Campbeltown Grammar, Tobermory High, Oban High, and Dunoon Grammar.
The Carnegie Medal is awarded by a panel of children's librarians* for an outstanding book for children and young people. Pupils across the country form groups of judging teams in which they read, review and discuss the novels on the short-list. At the end of all the reading the group choose the novel they feel is worthy of the Carnegie Medal, and a runner-up novel which is accorded a Highly Commended Award. Pupils make use of the Carnegie website onto which to place their reviews. This site can be visited at www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk
The video-conference participants will try and agree on an Argyll and Bute vote for a Carnegie Medal winner and a Highly Commended Award winner. Whether or not the official panel of judges agree with our selection we shall have to wait and see. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the British Library on Friday 9 July 2004..
*Awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Friday, June 18, 2004
IN THE HEADLINES
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ROTHESAY'S FLOOD PROTECTION SCHEME TO BE 'SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETED' BY END OF JUNE
Full Buteman article
ORNATE MOUNT STUART FAMILY CHAPEL OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AFTER 140 YEARS
KILCHATTAN BAY INCLUDED IN BUTE'S BROADBAND PROGRAMME
Monday, June 14, 2004
FIRST TENANTS MOVE INTO ROTHESAY'S NEW HOUSING TOWER BLOCK
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The site of the former Foley House Hotel, a property that has lain derelict for many years, now boasts an imaginative state-of-the-art housing development in the form of A'chrannag (the Crow's Nest), a seven storey cylindrical high-spec. tower block.
Monday, June 07, 2004
IN THE HEADLINES
- Webmaster @ 09:08 GMT
NEW JOINT SCHOOL CAMPUS FOR ROTHESAY - THE DEBATE CONTINUES
BUTE FABRICS GETS EXCELLENCE AWARD
VACANT WATERFRONT HOTEL GETS REDEVELOPMENT FUNDING