Bute’s new police inspector, Ewan Wilson, is in his third week covering both Dunoon and the island, and it’s a role he says has thus far been “really enjoyable”.
“Both Dunoon and Rothesay are really safe places to live and to bring up kids, and I’ve enjoyed my time here so far,” he told us on Tuesday at Rothesay police office.
Comparing Dunoon and Rothesay, Inspector Wilson said: “It’s a fair reflection to say that both places are quite similar, in so far as there tends to be minor drugs offences and the main issues seem to be things like anti-social behaviour.”
Inspector Wilson has been in the police service for 18 years, with 17 of those years spent in Falkirk, and the last one in Campbeltown.
During that time he has worked for a number of different departments including football disorder and as a detective sergeant in the domestic abuse unit, while he also has a background in professional football having played for East Stirlingshire FC.
While his main base is in Dunoon, Inspector Wilson has been splitting his time fairly equally between the two offices with frequent visits to Rothesay and the rest of the island.