Remaking Rothesay - with the help of Ice Cream

The launch poster for 'Remaking Rothesay'.
The launch poster for 'Remaking Rothesay'.

An ice cream cart is coming to the streets of Rothesay on Thursday - even though summer still feels a long way off!

The cart will be touring the streets of the town between 5pm and 6.30pm, following a launch event between 3pm and 5pm at the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre for ‘Remaking Rothesay’.

The project is being delivered by a Glasgow firm called Ice Cream Architecture - hence the cart (which, incidentally, won’t actually be selling ice cream!) - and will see a team of experts in architecture, planning and design visit Rothesay over the next few weeks to speak to the public, building up to a series of workshops to be held from February 24 to 27.

The aim of ‘Remaking Rothesay’ is to get the local community involved in the process of planning what the centre of the town might look like in future - something which is technically known as a ‘Design Charrette’, and involves ordinary members of the public working together with experts on a vision for the future development of an area.