Doors open at two re-furnished Rothesay flats

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Today (Friday) sees the second of two open days at two Rothesay flats which have been kitted out with re-used or ‘up-cycled’ furniture.

The ground floor properties in King Street - which will be open to the public from 11am until 2pm - have been furnished with items sourced from Fyne Futures’ Re-use store in the town.

The project is one of the first to go live since the ‘Zero Waste Bute’ initiative was launched last month.

The bedsit properties, owned by Fyne Futures’ parent organisation Fyne Homes, have also benefited from the talents of ‘visual merchandiser’ Lesley Haggarty, who works with Revolve, the Scotland-wide project aiming to ensure the same quality standard for re-used materials around the country.

Caroline Speirs from Fyne Futures said: “Lesley has taken several items from our Re-use shop and ‘up-cycled’ them to show what can be done with recycled furniture at a very low cost.

“But this isn’t just for show - it’s also being done with a view to letting properties which Fyne Homes classifies as ‘hard to let’ and cutting down on waste at the same time.”