Two simple questions for Bute to ponder

A public meeting in Rothesay on September 2 hopes to help set out the future direction of Rothesay and Bute.
A public meeting in Rothesay on September 2 hopes to help set out the future direction of Rothesay and Bute.

What are the biggest challenges facing Rothesay and Bute? And how would you describe your vision for the future of the town - and the island?

Those are the two questions members of the public are being asked ahead of a meeting next week aimed at setting out a vision and a plan for the community’s future.

All members of the public with an interest in helping shape the community’s future are being encouraged not just to answer the two questions above, but to come along to the event, at Rothesay Pavilion on Wednesday, September 2 at 7.30pm.

The two questions are being asked by the team behind an ‘Alliance for Action’ initiative for Rothesay and Bute - similar to projects already in place in Govan and Kirkcaldy.

Next week’s meeting hopes to build on the ideas suggested at a gathering in the Pavilion in February aimed at finding ways of growing the island’s population.

Distinctive blue flyers bearing the message ‘Which way forward for the Isle of Bute?’, and asking the two questions posed at the top of this article, can be found at many Bute businss premises and community organisations - but you can also have your say in advance of next week’s meeting by registering or signing in below to comment on this article, or by sharing your thoughs on our Facebook page.