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Community clean-up planned for Rothesay

The Skipper Woods in Rothesay could be the venue for a planned community clean-up this spring under the auspices of the Bute in Bloom voluntary group.

The Skipper Woods in Rothesay could be the venue for a planned community clean-up this spring under the auspices of the Bute in Bloom voluntary group.

 

A community clean-up is to be held in Rothesay in the spring as part of the ongoing efforts to boost the town’s entry in the annual Beautiful Scotland awards scheme.

The event is likely to focus on cleaning up either the Skipper Wood or the Skeoch Wood in late April or early May, under the auspices of the Bute in Bloom community group, and will take place in addition to the springtime clean-ups around the island’s shoreline organised by local charity Beachwatch Bute.

Bute in Bloom chair Jessica Herriot announced the planned clean-up at the group’s latest meeting on Thursday: for more details as they’re announced, keep an eye on The Buteman.

Bute in Bloom was set up last year as part of a bid to make Rothesay’s annual Beautiful Scotland entry more of a community initiative than an Argyll and Bute Council one, as has been the case in the past.

The town won a silver gilt medal certificate in the 2013 awards and has an impressive Beautiful Scotland pedigree, having won the scheme’s top award, the Rosebowl, in 2010.

 

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