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There will be three illustrated talks on the Cally Temple project and the Designed Landscape of Cally in the Faed Gallery, Mill on the Fleet at 2 pm on Thursday 25th June. This will be followed by a visit to the Temple where there will be an opportunity to hear some of the poems which have been inspired by the Cally Temple project.
The Temple Project took part in this year's Big Lit Festival held in Gatehouse 16 - 19 April. Many of the poets who have written work as part of the project - and whose work is available to read on the website here - brought their poems along to the Temple itself to read to an enthusiastic audience. Poets read their work from the newly restored steps on the side of the Temple.
Below are a selection of poems contributed by children to the Poem Postbox at the Temple Stall.
Are you a house?
Do you have a mouse?
Are you lonely?
And a bit moany?
Is it cold?
Or covered with mould?
Is it snowy?
Or a bit blowy?
Do you like it being sunny?
And do you like bunnies?
By Moya Flanagan age 9
The hessian and tarpaulin which has been protecting the Temple for the last couple of months to allow the mortar to harden correctly were taken off the building yesterday and Temple architect Michael Leybourne was able to inspect the finished results with Andy and Ian from Luce Bay, who carried out the work.
Managing the historic environment case studies.
The forests and woodlands of Scotland include an historic environment which needs to be understood and protected for the benefit of all. The Forestry Commission have produced two guides to promote the recognition of the historic environment and encourage its protection during forestry operations.