VIDEO: Gathering memories of Rothesay Pavilion

Local charity Achievement Bute helped a gathering of island residents share their memories from the 77-year history of Rothesay Pavilion at a special event in the building this week.

‘Pavilion People’ is the start of a project which will eventually result in the story of the building being told in dramatic and musical form during a ‘closing weekend’ at the end of September - the last event before the building’s doors are shut for an £8 million refurbishment due to last for almost two years.

Achievement Bute's 'Pavilion People' project began with a performance by the charity's youth drama group at a memory-gathering event on June 10, 2015.

Achievement Bute's 'Pavilion People' project began with a performance by the charity's youth drama group at a memory-gathering event on June 10, 2015.

This week’s event took the form of an ‘afternoon tea’ at which members of Achievement Bute’s youth drama group gave a short performance imagining a 1930s playtime in Rothesay - just as the Pavilion’s construction was beginning to take shape - before interviewing the members of the public present, asking for their memories of the famous building.