Ambulance shelter takes shape

Work began this week on an ambulance shelter at Rothesay Pier.
Work began this week on an ambulance shelter at Rothesay Pier.

Work on a shelter at Rothesay Pier, which will allow ambulance transfers to take place under cover, began this week.

The Chairman of Isle of Bute Trust, Alisdair Johnston, told us that a lease has now been agreed between the Trust and Argyll and Bute Council to allow the erection of the shelter, which had been requested by Bute Community Council.

Mr Johnston said: “This was the last obstacle to us ordering the construction of the shelter. The contractors, Bute Blacksmiths, is able to start imminently. The first phase will be the digging out, and preparation of the foundations.

“Once this has been completed, the rest of the shelter should take about ten days to assemble. Weather permitting, we should have it operational, and delivering benefit to the community, in time for the worst of the winter weather.”

The project has been jointly funded by the Isle of Bute Trust and For Bute. Argyll and Bute Council has also produced funding for the transport of materials to the island.

More details of the background to the project are available on the IOBT website.