The first event in the popular annual summer activity programme run by local charity Achievement Bute drew to a close on Friday afternoon.
‘Big Dens Week’, held in the grounds of Mount Stuart, has been a fixture of the charity’s summer programme for several years - and if the shrieks of delight to be heard from the participants this year is anything to go by, its popularity shows no sign of waning.
Mums, dads, family and friends were invited along on Friday afternoon to see the fruits of the den-builders’ labours and to applaud as prizes for the best-named, most imaginative, safest and best decorated dens were handed out.
Achievement Bute’s summer activity programme continues on Monday, July 7 when the charity offers a group of older children the chance to pass judgement on Lorna Macintyre’s ‘Four Paper Fugues’, this year’s installation in the long-running Contemporary Visual Arts Programme at Mount Stuart, to be officially launched on Sunday, July 6.
The charity returns to Mount Stuart from July 14 to 18 for ‘Wee Dens Week’, which this year promises to feature an ‘Alien Invasion’, before a week of puppet animation and play at Rothesay Joint Campus from July 28 until August 1.
* More pictures from Big Dens Week in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 10.