Makar to get kids creative

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The Capital’s version of the poet laureate is to hold a series of creative writing workshops in city schools.

Ron Butlin, who is the official Edinburgh Makar, has held a dozen workshops in Shetland and is now planning a similar series for pupils in Edinburgh.

News of the venture came as a council report published today commended Mr Butlin on his “continuing achievements as Edinburgh Makar and on his enthusiasm for and commitment to the post”.