Bute set to get active in 2015

Bute's first community sport gala day was held on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Bute's first community sport gala day was held on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

A new programme aimed at increasing community participation in sport and physical activity on Bute is set to be launched in the new year.

The programme, under the title of ‘Active Bute, Better Bute’, will involve community groups, health and wellbeing organisations and local sports clubs, under the auspices of the Rothesay community sport hub.

The initiative will begin by examining the sport and physical activity needs of local groups and how to meet those needs, and will reach a climax with an event or series of events, most likely to be held in June, to get the wider community engaged in physical activity.

Its aim will be to build on the success of the island’s first ‘sport gala day’, organised by the local sport hub in March, which saw some six hundred people try more than a dozen sporting activities at Rothesay Joint Campus.