Help brighten up Bute at community litter picks

This path between Minister's Brae and A'Chrannag will be the venue for one of two Bute community litter picks on Saturday, March 5.
This path between Minister's Brae and A'Chrannag will be the venue for one of two Bute community litter picks on Saturday, March 5.

The Bute in Bloom community group is stepping up its efforts to keep the island clean and tidy with two community litter picks in Rothesay on Saturday afternoon.

Groups of volunteers will be out and about at two locations in the town - at the allotments next to St Andrew’s Primary School and at the footpath at the top of Minister’s Brae, leading to A’Chrannag (aka the Foley Tower) - from 2pm onwards.

It’s all part of the island’s contribution throughout this weekend to the national ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign, an initiative aimed at getting people across the country to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday later this year by holding clean-up events in their own communities.

In similar vein Beachwatch Bute will be joined by staff from the Co-op’s stores in Rothesay for a beach clean at Ettrick Bay on Sunday, following an open-to-all clean-up at the popular west coast beach on Friday.