Planning permission for the hugely controversial Ascog Farm wind turbine development on Bute’s east coast has been refused.
Shellfish harvesting in a loch near Bute has been suspended after raised levels of algal toxins were found in the water.
Local company Bute Fabrics Ltd is one of 156 firms who were supported into new overseas markets last year by the international trade arm of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Concerns over the provision of local authority care on Bute for some of the island’s most vulnerable residents were raised at Bute Community Council this week.
Bute’s councillors have failed to rise to the challenge presented by the island’s derelict buildings - and in particular the old Rothesay Academy.1 comment
Caledonian MacBrayne is expected to confirm details of a nine-day saver return ticket aimed at visitors to Bute, to be available from Monday, May 20.
Recreational land used as a work site by contractors on a Scottish Water improvement programme on Bute is still not safe for the public - a year and a half after the project was completed.
Rothesay could be set for a place in the record books, and you can help it get there - just by sending a postcard!
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Caledonian MacBrayne is “actively working” on making free wi-fi available on its ships, The Buteman has been told.1 comment
A pilot VisitBute project using volunteers to provide island visitors with advice and information has been hailed a success.
Wemyss Bay is one of 25 railway stations in Scotland where free wi-fi access will be introduced by the middle of 2014.
An Awards for All lottery grant has helped towards the completion of a £60,000 refurbishment project at Rothesay Golf Club.
The Unite trade union has criticised NFU Scotland over its approach to talks on agricultural workers’ terms and conditions.
Plans for a 47-metre wind turbine at Toward Farm opposite Rothesay Bay have been withdrawn.
The management services company which operates a customer contact centre in Rothesay has announced the creation of four hundred new jobs at three of its other sites.
The feedback from visitors and Bute residents attending the island’s 26th jazz festival over the May bank holiday weekend has given the organisers plenty of optimism for the future.
Lord Smith of Kelvin, the owner of Inchmarnock island off Bute’s west coast, has been appointed as the new chancellor of Strathclyde University.
The paddle steamer Waverley’s 66th season sailing on the waters of the west of Scotland is now under way.
A leading campaigner for land reform in Scotland has expressed his continuing disappointment at the Mount Stuart Trust following the appointment of three new directors to its board.1 comment
A volunteer with a Bute arts project is in the running for a £10,000 prize in a competition seeking original and positive ideas for Britain’s town centres.
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Weather for Rothesay
Wednesday 22 May 2013
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