First workshop kicks off Remaking Rothesay charrette

Ideas and comments raised at the workshops are being incorporated into an illustration to provide a visual overview of the charrette.
Ideas and comments raised at the workshops are being incorporated into an illustration to provide a visual overview of the charrette.

The Remaking Rothesay: Design Charrette kicked off yesterday, launching a series of workshops to encourage those with a shared interest for Rothesay - and the island - to engage, interact and set down collaborative goals for its future.

The first workshop on Wednesday afternoon, ‘RE:DEFINING’, focused on what islanders believe are the positives to living here. Responses included that it’s a safe place to bring up families, there’s a supportive community, the beautiful landscape, excellent independent shops and businesses, and the relatively low-cost of living with lower property costs.

There were opportunities to provide insight into specific elements of the town’s make-up, including highlighting buildings and spaces in the town which are currently underused, and adding to a timeline which lists the various projects over the years which have contributed to the town’s growth.

The workshops over the next few days - all led by the team at Ice Cream Architecture - will lead to the final event on Saturday, February 27, ‘Creating the Action Plan’. followed by ‘Bring-a-Dish Community Lunch’. For further details of what’s on, and when, visit the Remaking Rothesay: Design Charrette Facebook page.