Funds appeal from retiring Bute Advice Centre chairman

Bute Advice Centre's new chairman Charlie Fryars pictured with his retiring predecessor Bill McQueen at the organisation's AGM in Rothesay on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Bute Advice Centre's new chairman Charlie Fryars pictured with his retiring predecessor Bill McQueen at the organisation's AGM in Rothesay on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

The outgoing chairman of Bute Advice Centre has urged Argyll and Bute Council not to make its financial support for the centre a one-off.

The authority approved an award of £20,000 earlier this year to help the centre cope with the end of a long-standing funding arrangement with the Big Lottery Fund.

Bill McQueen, who retired from his post at the centre’s AGM this week, said: “We are a very cheap option as far as the council is concerned, in fire-tending a lot of the grief that would be occurring if we weren’t here. We’re very grateful for the help they have given - and long may it continue.”

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