Hotel staff team up with Beachwatch

STAFF at Bute’s largest hotel have helped raise nearly a thousand pounds for the charity which helps keep the island’s shoreline free of litter.

Employees at the Glenburn Hotel pitched in to help at a bag-packing day in aid of Beachwatch Bute at Rothesay’s Co-operative supermarket, raising £975 for the charity’s coffers in the process.

Staff at the Glenburn, which is owned by Shearings Hotels, were invited by their bosses to nominate a local charity to support, and Beachwatch emerged from the vote a clear winner.

Among the staff members who gave up their own time to help at the bag-packing event were hotel manager Robbie Cameron and training manager Stephen Ross, who has also compiled a book which he is selling at the hotel in aid of Beachwatch.

Beachwatch ranger Sandra MacMillan told us: “Providing so many helpers for the bag-packing day was a huge, huge help for us - it made the day more successful than we ever dreamed it could be.

“It’s brilliant to see a hotel as large as the Glenburn deciding to put something back into the local community, and we’re really grateful for their support.”