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Business Breakfast

Thursday 25th April 2024 at Bute Yard 

Talking Tourism with Cathy Craig, CEO Argyll & the Isles Tourism Cooperative Ltd

For the first in our series of Business Breakfasts we are delighted to welcome Cathy Craig as our guest speaker. Cathy is an experienced Executive with Board experience and Commercial, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and People Change skills across a range of industries. Her particular strengths are in business growth, enterprise and strategy development and implementation. Since moving to Scotland, she has held Commercial Director roles at Calmac Ferries, Scotrail and Entrepreneurial Scotland. She is currently involved in Scottish tourism development through her CEO role at Argyll & Isles Tourism Cooperative and two terms as a non-exec Director on the board of VisitScotland. She also sits on the policy working group at the Scottish Tourism Alliance and is a Women’s Enterprise Scotland Ambassador.




8am                Welcome and breakfast.

8.15am            Marketing Bute: An Update for Local Businesses

                          Cathy will provide the latest information on visitor trends, giving insights on how                                        businesses can adapt their offering to make the most of these.

9am                 Coffee refills and networking time (after this point participants who are not staying to                             take part in the workshop may leave)

9.30am           Workshop: Developing New Visitor Products

                          The aim of this participative workshop is to enable businesses to gain an                                                      understanding of how to create new visitor products with an interactive walkthrough                              of a simple product development process.  Working alongside other businesses on                                  Bute we will explore best practices and visitor insights to inform new ideas.                                                  Participants will leave with an action plan and case studies from other areas of Argyll                              & the Isles.


12noon           Close


This event is FREE to all Bute BID levy-paying businesses and voluntary members of Bute BID, otherwise the cost will be £10 per person.


Advance Booking is essential, via the following link:

Seasonal Workers Required
for Isle of Bute BID Ltd

The Isle of Bute BID Ltd. are looking for energetic and reliable individuals to help us create a welcoming seating area in the centre of Rothesay between April and October 2024.  The job will entail setting out the tables and chairs daily at the Amphitheatre on Montague Street and at Guildford Square as well as maintaining the areas.

Set up in the morning will be 9am-10am and pack up and put away in the evening will be 5pm-6pm, 7 days a week.  We therefore aim to have a bank of workers and hours will be flexible by mutual agreement. It is anticipated that each worker will work on average between 6-10 hours a week and will be paid £12 an hour (Real Living Wage Scotland).

Interested parties please complete the form below by 1st April 2024 at the latest:

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BID Membership

Having reviewed various aspects of BID governance we are now inviting formal applications for BID membership. BID Members are entitled to attend general meetings including the AGM; vote and propose resolutions. All existing levy-payers may apply for full membership, using the link below. Non-levy payers who wish to obtain BID services may apply for Voluntary Membership, which incurs an annual contribution of £100. Voluntary Members may attend the AGM but do not have a vote.  To fill out the form please click the link below:

We've Moved!

In response to requests from levy-payers to make savings in our administrative costs, we decided to move out of our previous shop premises and are now based in the offices of Bute Fabrics.

Our new postal address is: 4 Barone Road, Rothesay, PA20 0DP.

Our new telephone number is: 07538 264649.

If you would like to arrange an appointment please phone or email

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