Bute in Bloom litter pick smartens up Rothesay

Tony Edwards, Reeni Kennedy-Boyle and Jessica Herriot at Bute In Bloom's litter clean-up in Rothesay on Saturday, March 5.
Tony Edwards, Reeni Kennedy-Boyle and Jessica Herriot at Bute In Bloom's litter clean-up in Rothesay on Saturday, March 5.

The Bute in Bloom community group continued its efforts to brighten up the island last weekend by orgnising two litter picking events in Rothesay.

The group’s efforts were focussed on two footpaths in the town - one between the top of Minister’s Brae and A’Chrannag (the site of the former Foley House Hotel), and the other running alongside the allotments next to St Andrew’s Primary School.

Six volunteers pitched in during the course of the afternoon, three of whom are featured in the image above - Tony Edwards, Reeni Kennedy-Boyle and Bute in Bloom chair Jessica Herriot.

Bute in Bloom’s year-round efforts to promote environmental responsibility and civic pride in Rothesay were rewarded last year with five prizes - including the top accolade of the Rosebowl - at the 2015 Beautiful Scotland awards, while earlier this year the group received news that they were one of just five Scottish communities chosen to go forward to the finals of the 2016 Britain in Bloom competition.

Find out more about Bute in Bloom’s activities at the group’s Facebook page.