Rothesay pupil featured in Creative Scotland book

Rothesay Primary pupil Beth Swan (front row, second from right) with other school pupils from around Scotland whose celebration of the late George Wyllie is featured in a new book celebrating the best of the Year of Creative Scotland in 2012. (Pic by John James)
Rothesay Primary pupil Beth Swan (front row, second from right) with other school pupils from around Scotland whose celebration of the late George Wyllie is featured in a new book celebrating the best of the Year of Creative Scotland in 2012. (Pic by John James)

A primary seven pupil from Rothesay Primary School is featured in a new book called “See Us...”, which tells the story of the Year of Creative Scotland in 2012.

More than four thousand photos and stories were submitted by members of the public to help create a permanent record of Scotland’s creativity in 2012, and a selecton of these entries have been curated into a shortlist for a forthcoming exhibition and book.

Included in the selection is Rothesay’s own Beth Swan, who was involved in the George Wyllie Education Initiative last year, which invites schools to investgate the renowned Scottish artist’s work and create their own.

Beth and her classmates all made their own paper boats in homage to one of Mr Wyllie’s most famous creations - a giant paper boat launched in 1989 which visited the Clyde, the Thames and the Hudson River in New York, made in tribute to Glasgow’s shipbuilding heritage.