Council and Legion team up for war memorial refurbishment

Rothesay's war memorial in Victoria Street.
Rothesay's war memorial in Victoria Street.

The war memorial in Rothesay is one of the which the people of Rothesay can be proud, but he ravages of time, and the sea air in particular, have taken their toll and now some serious refurbishment is required.

The monument is in the care of Argyll and Bute Council who are responsible for its maintenance. The Isle of Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland commissioned a report which highlighted a number of problems that is had brought to the attention of Argyll and Bute Council. While addressing these problems the branch also listed a number of improvements it felt desirable.

In order to achieve both aims the branch has now entered into a formal Community Partnership Agreement with the council. The project will require significant funding (beyond the council’s present budget resources) and the local branch will work with the authority to explore all sources of funding. ‘For Bute’ has already made a significant contribution as previously reported in The Buteman.

Members of the public can see an outline of the draft proposals at the branch’s premises in Rothesay’s Deanhood Place.