Time running out in ‘Rothesay Rabbit’ name contest

Rothesay's new 'rabbit', in the garden space on the corner of Mill Street, Stuart Street and King Street.
Rothesay's new 'rabbit', in the garden space on the corner of Mill Street, Stuart Street and King Street.

Rothesay’s new rabbit will be officially named next weekend - but time is running out for you to suggest what that name should be.

The rabbit has been carved by local Argyll and Bute Council gardener Mark Wasley from the remains of a tree trunk at the newly-landscaped site opposite Rothesay Library.

The ceremony will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, June 6, but the closing date for competition entries is this Saturday, May 30.

There will be three age group winners (under 5, 5-8 and 8+), one of them the overall winner, and the organisers hope to provide goody bags for all entrants.

If you don’t yet have an entry form you can pick one up from Print Point, Rothesay Library and Rothesay Pavilion.

Bute community councilor Iain Gillespie, who has organised the naming competition, has asked any local businesses who would like to support the event by donating towards the cost of a goody bag for each of the competition’s entrants to get in touch by emailing iaingillespie@aol.com or by handing in a donation to the For Bute shop in Victoria Street.

More info in the May 29 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.