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Portraits amp; Dreams, An Tuireann Arts Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye, May-June

Photographs by widely-travelled American artist Wendy Ewald of community work with children and adults in various parts of the world. Ewald will be holding art workshops on Skye with schools and other groups, exploring issues of identity. The An Tuireann Arts Centre is also the venue, on February 17, for the launch of the new Travelling Gallery exhibition, "Wish I Was Here", featuring specially commissioned portraits of 24 Scottish poets, and their work. Six of the poets are based on Skye and the official launch will include traditional music by pupils from Plockton High School.

Tel 01478 613306 Mapping Galloway Stranraer Museum, until March 3

An exhibition for upper primary and lower secondary classes featuring an interesting variety of local maps including historical, geological, political and artistic ones. People and Place and People in the Past are the main curriculum links and activity sheets are available. A smaller version of this exhibition will be at the Stewartry Museum between March 24 and May 19.

Museum education officer and trained biologist Valerie Wardlaw adds that during Science Week, March 16-23, Stranraer Museum is offering local schools (upper primary and lower secondary) guided field trips - free transport included - to explore local peat bogs.

Tel: 01776 705088

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