Achievement Bute goes back to the Stone Age

Participants in Achievement Bute's 'Mesolithic Mayhem' school holiday club, run in conjunction with Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage and the Kids' Archaeology Week initiative.
Participants in Achievement Bute's 'Mesolithic Mayhem' school holiday club, run in conjunction with Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage and the Kids' Archaeology Week initiative.

Local charity Achievement Bute took a journey back in time at its latest school holiday club for the island’s children this week.

Five days of Mesolithic Mayhem included talks from Dr Nyree Finlay, an archaeologist at the University of Glasgow, hunting and gathering in local woodlands and a short performance in front of family and friends on Friday afternoon which gave the children the chance to show off some of what they’d learned about life in the Stone Age.

The event was run jointly by Achievement Bute and Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage, and was the fourth year of Kids’ Archaeology Week on Bute, an annual event aimed at introducing local children to life as it used to be lived on the islandMore Mesolithic Mayhem in the next issue of The Buteman, on sale from Thursday, October 24.

In the meantime, Achievement Bute is continuing to drum up interest for its fund-raising night at Rothesay Pavilion on October 26 featuring the David Bowie tribute act The Spiders on Mars. Tickets (priced £12.50 if bought before October 21 and £15 thereafter, or £10 for students) are available from Achievement Bute committee members or during business hours from the Achievement Bute office on (01700) 505558 or Rothesay Pavilion on (01700) 504250.