‘Positive meeting’ between Bute Brew Co. and council

Aidan Canavan, owner of Bute Brew Co., announced on Monday that the business was set to close.
Aidan Canavan, owner of Bute Brew Co., announced on Monday that the business was set to close.

Bute Brew Co. has announced that the company may have a future following a ‘positive meeting’ with Argyll and Bute Council earlier today.

On Monday, the island-based micro-brewery announced its closure following claims Argyll and Bute Council backtracked on plans to put premises - perfect for the expansion of the micro-brewery - on the market, offering no alternative solution. The premises in question are that of the old Rothesay slaughterhouse, near to Meadows Road.

In a statement, Bute Brew Co. said: “Firstly, we can’t thank you all enough for your kind words and support this week. Your enthusiasm and backing was definitely noticed, and not just by ourselves.

“We’ve very pleased to announce that today’s meeting with Argyll and Bute Council was a positive one. We have gone from having no options available to us, to a number of possibilities to look in to.

“We can’t really say much more at this stage, however, we’re ecstatic to confirm we’re still open and will be returning to our standard opening times next week!

“We’re open until 9pm today, so please come down to enjoy some pizza and beer and, importantly, to toast the future of Bute Brew Co and Greenfry!

“Thank you again for all of your continued support.”