Roman in the gloamin’: Abramovich takes Rothesay evening stroll

Phyllis Wilson's grandchildren met Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich during a stroll along the Rothesay prom
Phyllis Wilson's grandchildren met Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich during a stroll along the Rothesay prom

Russian oligarch and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich answered much Rothesay speculation after his megayacht Eclipse cruised into Rothesay Bay on Thursday when he was spotted later that evening taking his dog for a stroll along the prom.

Mr Abramovich is understood to have flown to the yacht by helicopter after arriving by private jet at Glasgow Airport earlier in the day.

Several evening strollers bumped into him as he took his dog a walk - among them, here, the family of Phyllis Wilson, a first-time visitor to Rothesay.

Phyllis told us she’d come to Bute to visit her grandchildren and celebrate her birthday - and, as a die-hard Chelsea supporter, what better present than a chance meeting with the man whose cash has made your team one of the biggest and best-known in world football?

Abramovich megayacht cruises into Rothesay Bay