Bold as brass;Jotter;News amp; Opinion

26th November 1999 at 00:00
They like a tune in West Lothian, home to brass and flute bands. Naturally, only a brass ensemble was on duty at St Kentigern's Academy, Blackburn, when Peter Peacock launched the study support network last week.

The school band welcomed the deputy minister with a rendering of the old favourite, Watermelon Man. Try as we might, we can find no association.

The band has a sense of humour, as Jotter readers will recall. Councillors who visited the school earlier this year were greeted with a stirring version of the Muppet Show. Surely not a reference to lamented education convener Ross Martin?

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