Applications are now being accepted for the Third Marquess of Bute’s Silver Wedding Dowry Fund.
The proceeds of the fund represent the interest on a sum donated by the third Marquess in 1897, to mark his own silver wedding anniversary, and invested by the then Rothesay Town Council.
A condition is that the bride-to-be must reside in the Burgh of Rothesay and will be married in December. A further condition is that the passage from St John’s gospel about the first of Jesus’ miracles, the turning of water into wine at the wedding at Cana, be read during the ceremony.
Applications should be sent to Argyll and Bute Council, Eaglesham House, Mountpleasant Road, Rothesay, in time for the deadline on Wednesday, November 15.