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Scottish poetry prize attracting worldwide entries

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Lumley Celebrates Moat Brae Opening
Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop applauds agencies, charities and community for giving a new future to the house that inspired Peter Pan
The opening of Moat Brae, the house and garden where Peter Pan began, was celebrated
with a colourful garden party hosted the trustees of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust (PPMBT)
along with Patron Joanna Lumley.
Among the guests at Friday afternoonÕs event, which was held to thank supporters and
funders and welcome future partners, was Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for
Culture and Tourism Fiona Hyslop MSP.
Saved from demolition 10 years ago the beautiful Georgian property overlooking the river
Nith, in Dumfries, has been restored and transformed into ScotlandÕs new National Centre
for Storytelling and ChildrenÕs Literature.

Pic caption: Peter Pan and  Tinkerbell played by  Morvin Terrace and  Jorja Lindsay aged 14 from Dumfries Academy at the official opening

Joanna Lumley celebrates Moat Brae opening

The newly opened Moat Brae - Scotland’s new National Centre for Storytelling and Children’s Literature - has been declared as absolutely fabulous by Joanna Lumley....

A double reason for Caorunn to celebrate new gin

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Richard Osman is coming to Bloody Scotland (Photo: BBC)

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Dennis Malcolm

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Credit: Zak Cassar.

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