Rothesay’s Charrette: what happens next?

The Remaking Rothesay Charrette ran from February 24-27 in the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre.
The Remaking Rothesay Charrette ran from February 24-27 in the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre.

What happens next following Rothesay’s Charrette at the end of February? Well, the answer - in part at least - will be provided at a feedback event in the town later this month.

Ice Cream Architecture, the Glasgow firm which organised the event, will return to Rothesay on Wednesday, April 13 to present an action plan for the town, drawn up in response to the things people said in the course of the Charrette, called ‘Remaking Rothesay’, which ran from February 24 to 27.

The plan will be shaped by six key principles identified during the Charrette:

- communicating a positive self-image on and off the island

- collaborative decision-making and action across services and organisations

- active and maintained buildings and spaces

- accessible and easy to get around

- fostering opportunities in tourism, produce and agriculture, creative industries, technology and digital, through increased business space, apprenticeships and collaborative promotion

- a place for families, with good schools and housing and opportunities for leisure, play, health and wellbeing

The April 13 feedback event - being held on a drop-in basis, so there’s no need to stay for the whole thing - is at the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre from 4pm to 6.30pm.

That gives you just enough time to nip home and grab something to eat before The Buteman’s Scottish Parliament election hustings at 7pm on the same night!