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7th September 2012 at 01:00

Hostels ahoy

Outdoor learning

- Pupils from Lomond School in Helensburgh and Camstradden Primary, Glasgow, helped at the launch by SYHA Hostelling Scotland and Cruise Loch Lomond of a new waterbus to reach Rowardennan Youth Hostel last month. The pupils took part in a workshop at the foot of Ben Lomond, led by a ranger from the National Trust for Scotland.

Taste of golf

Sport

- An initiative to introduce Scottish children to golf has given 40,234 P5 pupils a taste of the game this year - the highest number in the history of ClubGolf. "Our young golfers are the lifeblood of the game, and encouraging first-timers to pick up a club and try out the sport is crucial if we are to see it continue to flourish," said first minister Alex Salmond.

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