Working with Argyll & Bute Council and specific government allocated funds, the Bute BID had managed to create an alfresco seating area in Rothesay town centre and Guildford Square in 2020.  The Bute BID are delighted to announce that the appropriate council permissions and insurances are back in place for this to continue in 2022! Open from 10am 'til 6pm, 7 days a week weather dependant!


Easter weekend rolled round faster than ever, and to help kick off the season three of the Bute BID board managed to pull off two smaller scale events.  The Bute Business Easter Bunny Hunt &  Weekend Easter Party which also had an event held at Port Bannatyne as well! It was a close call with getting the permissions in place and all the manpower for the stalls - but yet again, Jen and Sophie and Alistair pulled it out the hat to work with Project Play Park and DJ Scott Macgregor to have a bopping good time for the little ones (and a few big ones)! 


What is the Argyll and the Isles Tourism Cooperative (AITC)?

The AITC is the strategic destination marketing and management organisation for the entire Argyll & Bute region on the West Coast of Scotland and is managed through their website, WILD ABOUT ARGYLL.

The Bute BID are now working in partnership with the AITC to market and showcase Bute to guests and visitors alike.  The reach of this organisation is both local and international as can be collated by their website reach.


We have tasked the AITC to take on some of the roles that Visit Bute was doing for the island, including marketing Bute within their social media and linking Bute up to their main website.  Bute will get more coverage now it has this stronger voice and partnership with this national tourism organisation.  We look forward to working with AITC to showcase all the great things that Bute has to offer. This is an exciting time for Bute to be seen and marketed with the rest of Argyll and the Isles.


Those who have ever been involved in community events understands the time, detail and manpower it takes to get even the smallest activity or event off the ground.  The Bute BID has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline for this year, however until the appropriate permissions, and insurances are firmly in place the events calendar for BID will be announced as soon as we can! 

Check out Bute BID facebook for updates and announcements. We think you are definitely going to like them.