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The last boats to make it into port for the Last Launch, came from Islay High School in Arygll & Bute.

As well as a 'Big Islay Boat' for the Boat Shed, the S1 pupils also made individual boats for the Last Launch, big and small, working together as an exercise in creativity and team work, in their Technology class.

One pupil at created a whole set of Russian-inspired boats, housed one inside the other, from the biggest to the smallest. Matryoshka dolls are often designed around a particular theme, often girls in traditional Russian costumes, but the theme can be anything and the Matryoshka paper boats from Islay were a nice touch.

The last boat to enter the Boat Shed in 2012

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