Victorian loos receive Bute charity cash boost

The ornate interior of Rothesay's famous Victorian toilets.

The ornate interior of Rothesay's famous Victorian toilets.

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The operators of Rothesay’s world-famous Victorian toilets are among the latest local organisations to receive a funding boost from island charity For Bute.

Bute Victoriana received a donation of £700 from For Bute this week to print a fresh stock of promotional leaflets for the award-wnining loos and to purchase a new display unit for its range of toiletries.

Other organisations to receive funds in For Bute’s latest round of donations to island-based good causes were:

£1,070 to Beachwatch Bute for hand-grabbers, gloves, hi-vis vests, waterproofs and other protective clothing for groups which help with its beach cleans;

£150 to young cyclist Molly Doyle to help with the cost of travelling to coaching sessions at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow;

£300 to Bute Film Society to bring a member of the production team behind a forthcoming film, Queens of Syria, to the island;

£529 to the Isle of Bute Sailing Club for publicity and advertising material to help recruit new young sailors.

For Bute was set up in 2013 to raise money for good causes on the island through sales of items from its ‘thrift shop’ in Rothesay’s Victoria Street.