Credit union spreads wings from Bute to Cowal

Nine-month-old Finlay Beer with his mother being registered as a junior member of the Bute and Cowal Credit Union by Dunoon director Michael Boyce.
Nine-month-old Finlay Beer with his mother being registered as a junior member of the Bute and Cowal Credit Union by Dunoon director Michael Boyce.

The Bute and Cowal Credit Union’s story of success continued this week with the official opening of its new Dunoon office by local MP Brendan O’Hara.

Twenty-one years after the organisation first opened for business in Rothesay, Mr O’Hara expressed his pleasure at being asked to perform the official opening - and urged the credit union to “spread the word”, emphasising the importance of working with primary schools to encourage habits of thrift and financial prudence in our young people.

BCCU president Janet O’Sullivan described the day as the fulfilment of a long-held aim to extend the credit union’s services to serve Cowal as well as Bute.

The organisation’s new office - which has actually been open for business for the last 12 months - can be found at 29 Ferry Brae, Dunoon; its Rothesay office, in the town’s King Street (next to Ardbeg Baptist Church), is open every Tuesday and Saturday.