Author visits Ellon Academy

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PUPILS from Ellon Academy’s Higher English classes enjoyed a visit from author Alan Bissett last week, as part of his tour of Aberdeenshire schools.

The author, who was awarded ‘Scottish Writer of the Year’ earlier this year at the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland awards, read excerpts from his books ‘Boy Racers’ and ‘The Incredible Adam Spark’ to the assembled students, followed by a question and answer session, and book signing. He afterwards took part in a creative writing workshop with Advanced Higher English students.

Librarian Jan Murdoch told the Times: “Alan is no stranger to our academies and is always well received by our senior pupils.”