BCC praises Visit Bute directors

VisitBute directors Sophie Reid and Andy Walters and Elaine and John Mackirdy with the first of the haulage company's two trailers newly liveried in an advertisement for the island.
VisitBute directors Sophie Reid and Andy Walters and Elaine and John Mackirdy with the first of the haulage company's two trailers newly liveried in an advertisement for the island.

Local tourism organisation, Visit Bute, has received praise from members of Bute Community Council for its work promoting the island as a top holiday destination.

Three of Visit Bute’s directors - Sophie Reid, Andy Walters, and James McMillan - attended Wednesday’s meeting of the community council at Rothesay Pavilion and were delighted to present a brand new leaflet focusing on just some of the features the island has to offer, with 5000 due to be distributed.

The team was also pleased to announce that John Mac-kirdy Haulage now has the Visit Bute brand emblazoned along the side of two of their trailers, which travel the length and breadth of the country six days a week.

Following the group’s presentation, acting chair, Frank Baxter, said: “Your enthusiasm is obvious, so I think we’re in safe hands.”

Community councillor, Mike Blair, commented: “I’m delighted by your presentation. What you’re doing with Mackirdy’s is first class. One of the big problems we have is we use social media to say that things are rotten. Arran doesn’t do that, Mull doesn’t do that.

“You’ve no money but you’ve lots of members. Why are there only six of you?

“You need to motivate those other 56 members to get active.”

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