The new shelter at Guildford Square was officially opened on Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of Argyll and Bute Provost, Len Scoullar, and the children of Apple Tree Nursery.
With assistance from the Provost, young Mya Zavaroni was given the duty of cutting the ribbon across the shelter’s entrance, to cheers from those in the square watching on, including Argyll and Bute councillors Isobel Strong and Robert Macintyre.
The children had prepared for the event by creating bus flags to wave to passing Rothesay shoppers, and after a celebratory drink of juice, filed onto the open-top bus to head back to the nursery in style!
The new shelterwas constructed after years of complaints from residents over its condition with numerous perspex panels missing or damaged, wooden seating panels within the shelter removed and the metal framework looking in a more and more sorry state.
The new shelter - and its ‘little sister’ directly across the road - were erected last month as part of improvements to the area under the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative.