For their May outing, 13 members of Buteshire Natural History Society’s ‘Bird Group’ turned their attention to the Isle of Mull.
Bute Museum opened its doors to the public, free of charge, as part of the ‘Museums at Night’ initiative being run across the country.
If it looked as though children on Bute had slept in for school on Friday, you’d be very much mistaken! In fact, they were most likely taking part in National Onesie Day, and pupils at Rothesay Primary were no diferent.
Every day young people across the country do extraordinary things to help people in their local communities. The British Red Cross wants your help to discover young people in your area whose selfless actions go unsung.
Local company Bute Fabrics Ltd is one of 156 firms who were supported into new overseas markets last year by the international trade arm of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
The UK Garrison of Star Wars’ 501st Legion are to make an eagerly-awaited return visit to Bute later this month.
Concerns over the provision of local authority care on Bute for some of the island’s most vulnerable residents were raised at Bute Community Council this week.
Bute’s councillors have failed to rise to the challenge presented by the island’s derelict buildings - and in particular the old Rothesay Academy.1 comment
Signs are to be put up enforcing a ban on parking at a reversing point in a narrow Rothesay street.
Caledonian MacBrayne is expected to confirm details of a nine-day saver return ticket aimed at visitors to Bute, to be available from Monday, May 20.
Children and staff at Apple Tree Nursery donned their onesies – on a beautifully warm and sunny Friday, we hasten to add – in celebration of National Onesie Day!
A medal awarded in memory of a Bute resident who died 96 years ago today (May 17) during the First World War was unearthed recently in a garden in the village of Furnace.
Talks aimed at bringing an end to the in-fighting and power politics among Argyll and Bute’s councillors appear to have produced a promising result.
Recreational land used as a work site by contractors on a Scottish Water improvement programme on Bute is still not safe for the public - a year and a half after the project was completed.
Rothesay could be set for a place in the record books, and you can help it get there - just by sending a postcard!
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Works by Turner Prize nominee Lucy Skaer will form the 2013 contribution to Mount Stuart’s contemporary visual arts programme.
Planners at Argyll and Bute Council have recommended that the council rejects the application for three wind turbines to be erected at Ascog Farm.
The organisers of Scottish Apprenticeship Week want to see more Argyll and Bute businesses employing modern apprentices.1 comment
Caledonian MacBrayne is “actively working” on making free wi-fi available on its ships, The Buteman has been told.1 comment
A pilot VisitBute project using volunteers to provide island visitors with advice and information has been hailed a success.
Jessmay Morton, a past president of Port Bannatyne SWRI, put her free time to good use by scooping all the main awards at the organisation’s annual prize presentation this week.1 comment
Wemyss Bay is one of 25 railway stations in Scotland where free wi-fi access will be introduced by the middle of 2014.
Two crew-members of the yacht ‘Bravado’, who assisted in the rescue yesterday of two men whose yacht had capsized, popped into The Buteman office today to share their story.
A BUTE MP has hit out at the SNP for what he has described as ‘fiddling the figures’ on a Caledonian MacBrayne advertisement relating to Road Equivalent Tariff.1 comment
The leader of Argyll and Bute Council resigned from his post on Monday afternoon.
A SAILING on a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on Monday took an unexpected twist, after the captain received a mayday call about a yacht in trouble.
A man who breached the conditions of his bail order had his sentence deferred for six months at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday.
A RENFREW woman who pleaded guilty to seizing a barmaid by the hair, and to resisting arrest, was ordered to pay compensation to her victim at Rothesay Sheriff Court.
‘Exit compensation’ paid to just one departing Scottish Courts Service employee last year would have been enough to wipe out the annual saving from closing Rothesay Sheriff Court for almost 20 years, according to official figures.
The chaos engulfing the SNP group at Argyll and Bute Council shows little sign of abating after one of the party’s senior councillors insisted he wanted to have no part of a new coalition with Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Adventurer Mark Beaumont will swim to Bute next month on an epic charity trek along the Highland Boundary Fault - and the Rotary Club of Rothesay is busy making plans to welcome him to the island.
An Awards for All lottery grant has helped towards the completion of a £60,000 refurbishment project at Rothesay Golf Club.
The Unite trade union has criticised NFU Scotland over its approach to talks on agricultural workers’ terms and conditions.
Major Victory triumphed over The Dark Enforcer on the first night of a new youth project at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday night.
A Royal Navy veteran who is thought to be the last survivor of one of the most daring raids of the Second World War paid a return visit to Bute on Friday.
Party political manoeuvres have pushed important local issues into the background in Argyll and Bute after the formation of a new coalition group to run the local council.
The chief executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been named as the chieftain of this year’s Bute Highland Games.
Plans for a 47-metre wind turbine at Toward Farm opposite Rothesay Bay have been withdrawn.
The chair of Bute Community Council has hit out at an Argyll-based voluntary group over its role in the preparation of Bute’s community resilience plan.
A new report has highlighted key challenges for the support of people with dementia in Argyll and Bute and other rural parts of Scotland.
The management services company which operates a customer contact centre in Rothesay has announced the creation of four hundred new jobs at three of its other sites.
A vehicle driver was attacked shortly after parking his car in a Rothesay street on Saturday, May 3.
Campaigners battling to save Rothesay Sheriff Court from closure will have the chance to put the community’s fears directly to Scotland’s justice secretary later this month.
For the second month in a row, thrift shop ‘For Bute’ has presented £1000 between five local organisations within the community.
The feedback from visitors and Bute residents attending the island’s 26th jazz festival over the May bank holiday weekend has given the organisers plenty of optimism for the future.
Bute Museum is joining in the national ‘Museums at Night’ initiative later this month.
Firefighters and police were called to a report of a blaze at the Isle of Bute Sailing Club’s premises in Rothesay shortly after 3pm on Sunday.
Lord Smith of Kelvin, the owner of Inchmarnock island off Bute’s west coast, has been appointed as the new chancellor of Strathclyde University.
Pupils, parents, staff and friends of North Bute Primary in Port Bannatyne are spending this holiday weekend on a sponsored walk of the West Island Way to raise money for the school.
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Weather for Rothesay
Monday 20 May 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 22 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 7 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North west