An island resident has voiced his disappointment that Bute is not to be included in the route taken by Commonwealth baton-bearers, given that its main town of Rothesay is a Royal Burgh.
Mr William Lavender states, in a letter to the editor: “The Isle of Bute has at its centre the town of Rothesay, a Royal Burgh since 1401, and the former residence of the Kings of Scotland. The organisers are perhaps ignorant too, of the fact that her Majesty the Queen’s son and heir, Prince Charles, is Duke of Rothesay - his principal Scottish title.
“Is it too late to re-route the relay via the Colintraive-Rhubodach ferry, thence through Port Bannatyne, Ardbeg and Rothesay, then by our other ferry to ‘pass through Wemyss Bay on Tuesday, July 15’, as referred to in your article?”
To read Mr Lavender’s letter in full, see this week’s Buteman - on sale from Thursday, March 27.
* The baton will travel through the region visiting Appin, Benderloch, Dunbeg, Oban, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Furnace, Inverary, Strachur, Sandbank and Dunoon. Should Bute have been included in its tour? Let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.