Taking Time to explore opportunities at Rothesay Joint Campus

Bute Advice Centre and the Bute Forum for Older Voices were among the community groups represented at the annual Take Time fair at Rothesay Joint Campus on Thursday, October 3.
Bute Advice Centre and the Bute Forum for Older Voices were among the community groups represented at the annual Take Time fair at Rothesay Joint Campus on Thursday, October 3.

A range of Bute community groups joined further and higher education institutions from across Scotland at the annual Take Time careers and volunteering fair at Rothesay Joint Campus on Thursday.

In addition to colleges and universities from all over the countrty, Rothesay Academy pupils and members of the public were able to find out more information about groups such as Bute Forest, the Bute Kidney Patients Support Group, the ThinkScience project overseen by Bute Astronomical Club and Radio Bute at the four-hour event.

While some Argyll-based organisations were unable to attend due to travel difficulties after landslips closed the A83 and A8003, there was still no shortage of information available about commmunity volunteering opportunities, study choices and career options.

Brian Tait from the Army careers service, which also attended Thursday’s event, said: “Although more and more of our recruitment is happening online now, events like this give the visitors the chance to talk directly with people who have served in Afghanistan or guarded one of the royal palaces, so it’s a valuable opportunity to engage with people.”