Adventurer Mark Beaumont will swim to Bute next month on an epic charity trek along the Highland Boundary Fault - and the Rotary Club of Rothesay is busy making plans to welcome him to the island.
At the heart of the club’s plans is an open-air reception in Guildford Square in the centre of Rothesay on the evening of Sunday, June 2 - shortly after Beaumont, best known for his 2010 TV series ‘Cycling the Americas’ and for setting a world record time for circumnavitaging the globe by bike, arrives at Scalpsie after swimming from Millstone Point on the north-eastern coast of Arran.
Bert Alexander from the local Rotary Club said: “We’re hoping to hold a shindig in Guildford Square with the Bute Ceilidh Band and the Rothesay and District Pipe Band, as well as a presentation at the Victoria Hotel, where he and his team will be staying.
“At the moment everything is ‘as we understand it’ - the exact details will all depend on the weather and a lot of other factors - but it seems to us to be a golden opportunity to promote the very best of Bute.”
* More on this story in the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, May 16.