‘Remaking Rothesay’ project launched

The Remaking Rothesay project was launched in the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre on Thursday, February 4.
The Remaking Rothesay project was launched in the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre on Thursday, February 4.

The team behind ‘Remaking Rothesay’ - a project designed to realise Rothesay’s potential as a place to live, work, and visit - held a launch event in the island’s Discovery Centre on Thursday afternoon.

‘Remaking Rothesay’ is a project commissioned by the Bute Alliance for Action (a group of business-owners, Bute residents and officials from various public bodies).

The Bute Alliance for Action seeks to involve the local community in discussions over Rothesay’s potential and to set goals for the island’s long-term future.

Des Bernie from Ice Cream Architecture - the team behind ‘Remaking Rothesay’ - said at Thursday’s launch: “We’ve been visiting schools, meeting local business owners, and we’ll continue to do that for the new few weeks. It’s all about making sure the action that’s talked about during this time is carried forward.

“We’ve had a head start here in Rothesay as there have been so many discussions about the town’s future over the years, but by February 24 we hope to have identified some set visions to give us a mandate.”

The project will reach a climax with a series of lively, activity-based workshops being held from February 24 to 27 to encourage everyone with a shared interest in Rothesay to engage, interact and set down collaborative goals for the town.

The workshops, which will all be held in the Discovery Centre, include daytime and evening sessions, covering topics from business start-ups and apprenticeships, to making use of redundant buildings.

For full details of all the workshops, visit ‘Remaking Rothesay’ on Facebook.