Lots on for young people on Bute this Easter

Achievement Bute is to revisit its 2014 'Art Ashore' project at Ettrick Bay as part of its Easter holiday activity programme.
Achievement Bute is to revisit its 2014 'Art Ashore' project at Ettrick Bay as part of its Easter holiday activity programme.

We’ve all heard people on Bute complain that “there’s nothing to do”. Well, it’s not true - as a glance at the activities going on for young people around the island during the forthcoming Easter holiday period confirms.

Argyll and Bute Council’s youth services team, for example, has a range of events both on and off the island planned for the two-week break, including day trips to the Waterfront in Greenock, M&Ds and Airspace, a full day community project with Bute in Bloom, workshops on hand massage and nail art, and a Festival Arts session with ButeFest.

All the activities are free of charge to all all teenagers on the island, although a deposit will be required and places are limited.

The last of two sign-up sessions for the holiday programme is at the Green Tree Cafe in the Moat Centre on Wednesday, April 1 from 6-8pm - make sure you don’t miss out!

Meanwhile, local charity Achievement Bute also has an exciting series of school holiday activities in the pipeline, including a day-long beach clean and ‘Art Ashore’ session with Beachwatch Bute and local artist Ruth Robertson on April 8, and a three-day art workshop on the theme of ‘colour’ at Rothesay Joint Campus on April 15, 16 and 17.

The Art Ashore session follows up a hugely successful week-long project last Easter in which a striking sculpture of a seal was made out of marine litter - and which has been added to regularly by local children in the 12 months since its creation.

For more info on the Achievement Bute sessions, call the charity’s Rothesay office on (01700) 505558.