An open day is to be held at Bute Museum next month to find out what the community would like to see from plans to expand the facility.
The museum’s trustees hope to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for money to extend the upper floor of their premises in Rothesay’s Stuart Street, to provide extra storage space.
The project, if it’s given the green light, would open up the present archive and meeting room on the building’s ground floor for greater community use - and it’s on that subject that the trustees want to hear from the public.
Entry to the museum will be free throughout the open day, on Saturday, July 5, from 10.30am until 8.30pm.
“We want the public, especially families, to come in and share their views and ideas,” curator Anne Speirs told The Buteman.
“We want to know what people think the museum could provide that isn’t available in Rothesay at present, and we’ll have people present throughout the open day to chat about our plans.”
* More on this story in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 19.