Bute population workshop event cancelled

A busy day at the Bute Highland Games in August - but the island's population fell by 10.1 per cent between 2001 and 2011, according to figures released earlier this year. An interactive workshop session to discuss ways of turning around the trend, due to have been held in Rothesay on November 2, has now been cancelled.

A busy day at the Bute Highland Games in August - but the island's population fell by 10.1 per cent between 2001 and 2011, according to figures released earlier this year. An interactive workshop session to discuss ways of turning around the trend, due to have been held in Rothesay on November 2, has now been cancelled.

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An interactive session on how to reverse the recent decline in Bute’s population has been cancelled.

The event, organised by the Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership, was due to have taken place at Rothesay Joint Campus on Saturday, November 2.

But a spokesperson for Argyll and Bute Council contacted us on the afternoon of November 1 to say the session had been cancelled.

No reason was given for the cancellation, and no indication has yet been given of whether the event will be rescheduled for a later date.

The session, asking the question ‘Bute and Cowal - a good place to live, work and play?’, was to have been followed by a question-and-answer event at Dunoon Grammar School on November 7, with a video link available from Rothesay Joint Campus, but the spokesperson was unable to say whether this event would still be going ahead.

The events were organised after figures from Scotland’s most recent census, published in August, showed that Bute’s population fell by ten per cent between 2001 and 2011, from 7,228 people to 6,498.