The Bute-based Homeland Argyll and Bute project has received a financial boost courtesy of a £10,000 grant award from the Scottish Government’s Talking Science programme.
The project, which is a partnership between Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage, run by local archaeologist Paul Duffy, and Archaeology Scotland, is part of the legacy of the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme, which saw £2.8 million spent on the island’s rural landscape over four years and officially came to an end last month.
Homeland Argyll and Bute, which has also received funding of £40,000 from Creative Scotland, aims to integrate local research, film, online apps and guided walks as part of the local contribution to the Year of Creative Scotland, and there are already plans to widen the scope of the project beyond Bute after its first year.
The Talking Science funding programme has also given £25,000 to the Bute Astronomical Club to help it spread the astronomy message throughout the west of Scotland.
Meanwhile, Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage has teamed up with local charity Achievement Bute to offer local children a week of Bronze Age-themed activities at Rothesay Pavilion from October 15-19 - click on the link to the right of this article to find out more.