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September 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

6th Annual Isle of Bute Schools’ Poetry Festival - Webmaster @ 16:07 GMT

The Isle of Bute’s 6th Annual Schools’ Poetry Festival is being staged in the first week of October.

Taking the theme of Identity from this year’s National Poetry Day, poets Des Dillon and Janet Paisley will join pupils at schools across the island on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October. They will be holding workshops during which they will not only read from their work but will also coach pupils in the art of writing poetry.

Des Dillon is a well- known author and Janet Paisley is a well-known poet and playwright.

Coinciding with National Poetry Day, an admission-free family concert is being held on Thursday 5th October at 7.00pm in the Rothesay Academy school hall. Pupils will read poems around the theme of Identity, either written by themselves, or by other poets.

In addition to the Schools’ Poetry Festival Bute Healthy Living is hosting other events linked to National Poetry Day. Events include a poetry competition, displays of art and poetry in Rothesay Public Library, and a session with poet Des Dillon on Wednesday 4 October at 1.15pm in Rothesay Public Library. Admission free.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Isle of Bute primary school gets glowing HMIe Report - Webmaster @ 09:17 GMT

Following an HMIe inspection in April this year, St Andrew’s Primary School in Rothesay has attained “good” or “very good” pass marks - or as the report calls them, 'Indicators of Quality' - in all areas of its education.
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Monday, September 04, 2006

Isle of Bute expresses concern at wind farm proposals. - Webmaster @ 12:21 GMT

Members of the Bute Community Council have agreed to adopt a policy which, though in favour of renewable energy, is opposed to the proliferation of wind farm developments proposed for several locations on the mainland around Bute, seriously impacting the Clyde Estuary as an area of exceptional scenic beauty.

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