Subjects in brief

19th August 2011 at 01:00

New act begins


Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic college on Skye, has appointed a drama artist in residence. Arthur Donald will work with students and staff on campus, as well as schools in Gaelic-speaking areas, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. The college has received funding to develop a postgraduate course for drama practitioners, to qualify them to teach Gaelic drama in schools.

Legions of fans


Roman centurions told visitors to Pictavia in Angus about life in the Roman army and invited them to join an impromptu training exercise. They also instructed young visitors in how to wear chain mail and helmets, and in sword and shield skills. The visitor centre on the outskirts of Brechin tells the story of Picts from the earliest days.

Get them online


BT is looking for "internet rangers" who can be rewarded for the help they give older or disabled people to get online. Children aged eight to 16 can be nominated by friends, family or school for passing on their online skills. Winners of the annual competition can qualify for iPads, laptops and IT vouchers, plus pound;100 for the overall winner.

For entry forms, go to

Roald's gallery


Dahlicious Dress Up Day on 30 September will invite children to donate pound;1 to dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl character. From Oompa-Loompas to the BFG to Fantastic Mr Fox, they will all be contributing towards Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, which funds specialist nurses, support and equipment for children with lifelong and life-limiting conditions.

See www.roalddahl charity.orgschools

OCD explored


BBC4 is looking for families with children who have obsessive compulsive disorder to take part in a new documentary.


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