WHAT'S NEXT

MORE SHOP FRONT GRANTS UTILIZED

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Don't they scrub up well!

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Looking good!

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Wee Zoe's

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MORE PICTURES OF THE STREET CLEANING AND PAINTING

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Look at it shine!

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ISLE OF BUTE CANDLE COMPANY LTD

Isle of Bute Candle Co. were the first of our businesses to utilize the Shop Frontage Grant.

A fresh lick of paint makes their shop truly shine.

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UPDATED PICTURES ON THE STREET CLEANING AND PAINTING

More photographs showing Martin Ferguson's work with his street jet wash.

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STREET CLEANING AND PAINTING

Painting of the street furniture is coming along nicely. 

As is Martin Ferguson's work with the jet washing of the streets.

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WAVERLEY 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

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Three junior members of the Rothesay Pipe band welcomed the Waverley into the berth with a fine rendition of Scottish tunes. On her departure for the nostalgia cruise the pipers, piped her bon voyage for her six-hour cruise. Much to the delight of those on board and watching on the quayside. 

UKULELE BAND ON BOARD THE WAVERLEY

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The celebrations were continued on board. The Ukulele group from Rothesay Academy entertained passengers on board the cruise.

The band were delighted to be asked to perform and be part of the celebrations for the Waverley’s maiden voyage in 1947.  Dr Weir, head of music said” the students and three staff members thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to thank the Waverley team and the isle of Bute BID for facilitating the event.

HIGHLAND DANCING AT THE AMPHITHEATRE

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On Saturday the isle of Bute BID summer season of entertainment got under way with the first performance provide by the dancers from the Anne McIlroy school of highland dancing. Much to the enjoyment of those watching.

The AITC advertised a new role for a Community Engagement Officer for the island in March and local community worker and artist Nicola Jones has been awarded this position.

 

This is a paid post and all costs are covered by the AITC and The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Nicola's role is to engage with all Bute based groups and community initiatives and feed their activities back to the AITC to be marketed regionally and internationally.

 

The Bute BID is delighted to work with Nicola and the AITC as we all work towards updating what Bute has to offer.

 

If YOU have anything that you want to be promoted on our social media and website, let Nicola know and she will add this.

WELCOME THE NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER FOR BUTE!

MEET OUR NEW ADMIN ASSISTANT!

The Bute BID are delighted to welcome Alayne Byers to the team.  Alayne has been on Bute for nearly 4 years, and has in that time has become a familiar face in the community.  Alayne has had a very busy and varied career. The most relevant for the Bute BID was her 13 years in Bahrain where she was a Executive Personal Assistant.  If something is needing done, this is the woman to do it!  Welcome Alayne.  

BUTE BID OFFICE

The Bute BID have at last secured an office space in Rothesay Town Centre.  This will be the base for both the BID Manager and the Admin Assistant and will be the shop front for Bute BID.  The BID consistently works alongside a number of partners and of course the Levy payers, so this will give the opportunity for these people to have meetings or pop in for a chat or for an update.  Board meetings will be held there and all our on-going activities will be able to be advertised on the window!  We are delighted to get out there into the community, where we should be!