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First meeting of the new season

President, Meg Young, welcomed an excellent turnout at Ballianlay SWI for their first meeting of the 2018/2019 season on Monday, October 1 at Straad Hall.

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Bell Bay in Cumbrae, from where the underwater power cable runs to Bute.

Power cable is to be replaced

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted an application to Marine Scotland to replace the subsea power cable between Bute and Cumbrae.

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CalMac Ferries docked at Rothesay. Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to implement a long-term plan of investment for ferry services across the country.

Call for long-term ferry investment

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to implement a long-term plan of investment for ferry services.

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Rothesay war memorial.

Remembrance inspired poem

A Buteman reader, who asked to remain anonymous, has written a fitting poem in the run-up to this weekend’s Remembrance Sunday.

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The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay has been lit up poppy red for Remembrance. Photo by Iain Cochrane.

Bute Remembrance Sunday event

A Remembrance Sunday ecumenical service will take place at the United Church of Bute this Sunday at 5.30pm, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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