Bute’s world record bid for Stand Up To Cancer - less than 24 hours to go...

Three of Bute's Stand Up To Cancer volunteers, Jennie Torrens, Ann Spear and Betty McGowan, prepare for Saturday's attempt to set a world record for the largest ceilidh in a single venue in aid of the charity campaign.
Three of Bute's Stand Up To Cancer volunteers, Jennie Torrens, Ann Spear and Betty McGowan, prepare for Saturday's attempt to set a world record for the largest ceilidh in a single venue in aid of the charity campaign.

Bute’s attempt to set a world record in aid of the Stand up To Cancer campaign is now less than 24 hours away.

On Saturday, October 18 at 2pm, it’s hoped that enough people will gather in Guildford Square in the centre of Rothesay to set a record for the largest ceilidh ever held in a single venue - and all you need to do to take part is to bring £1, or whatever you can afford, along to the venue on Satruday afternoon.

And while the finishing touches are being put to Bute’s fund-raising by the team of volunteers at the Cancer Research UK charity shop in Rothesay, six locals travelled to Paisley on Friday to abseil two hundred feet down a church spire in the town in aid of the national campaign.

On top of that, if you watch Channel 4’s evening of Stand Up To Cancer TV coverage on Friday you just might see Rothesay shop manager Anna Harrison among the audience - before she jumps on a plane from London to Glasgow on Saturday morning and rushes back to Bute in time for the island’s bid to set a world record with a giant Gay Gordons dance.

The local CRUK team will be in Guildford Square from around 1pm on Saturday afternoon before the record attempt at 2pm - we’ll see you there!