Bute in line to feature on ‘Coast’

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BUTE could feature in a future series of the BBC’s Coast documentary series, the island’s tourism and marketing group has been told.

The annual general meeting of VisitBute this week heard that the makers of the popular programme had shown an interest in examining the island’s role in the Second World War and in filming Rothesay’s famous Victorian toilets for possible inclusion in a future episode.

The AGM also heard that Leo Plaster, from Perthshire, had been appointed as the island’s new tourism development officer, to take up his post from the end of March, and that Blue Square Marketing had been chosen to work on a new branding initiative for the island.

Six series of Coast have been broadcast since the programme, a collaboration between BBC Productions and the Open University, was first aired in the summer of 2005.

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