Letters to the Editor

Our pick of this week's Letters to the Editor of The Buteman.
Our pick of this week's Letters to the Editor of The Buteman.

This week’s selection of your contributions to The Buteman’s letters page includes thanks from the island’s cricket club to Mac’s Bar for their sponsorship, praise from a Bute councillor to those involved in Bute’s success in the Beautiful Scotland competition, and a question on the definition of charity.

If you’d like to see your thoughts on any issue of importance to Bute appearing in print in our letters page, email your views to news@buteman.com (or click on the email address at the top of this story). Please keep your contributions as brief and to-the-point as possible - and remember to include your name and address for publication and a daytime phone number in case we need to clarify anything quickly.

The deadline is 5pm on Monday, September 8 - but the sooner you write to us, the better are your chances of seeing your views in print, so don’t hang


Cricket Club gives thanks to sponsors


On behalf of all involved with Bute County Cricket Club we would like to give a massive thank you to George and Katie Ross from Mac’s Bar for the very kind sponsorship provided for the season just gone. Without this sponsorship we would really struggle to keep cricket being played on the island so we are all very appreciative.

Although the season has not been successful on the pitch, our goals for this season were to get as many new people, regularly, playing the sport and for all those involved to have fun playing, and these goals have been very much exceeded and without the support of George and Katie this would be impossible.

We hope for this success to continue for the foreseeable future.

Sam Parkins

7 King Street, Rothesay

Councillor congratulates island team


May I through your letters page offer my congratulations and sincere thanks to all who in any way helped Rothesay achieve the Silver Gilt award once again from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Thanks go out to the volunteers from our community, the traders, the council employees and last but not least everyone else who in any way helped, for all their skills and efforts in the super presentation of our town.

A very huge and sincere thank you to you all.

Councillor Len Scoullar

(Independent, Isle of Bute)

45 Craigmore Road, Rothesay

What’s the definition of a charity?


“Charity liveth long, and is kind.” The definition of charity in my dictionary is the giving of help, money or food to those in need. Do either Fyne Homes or Mount Stuart - both of them registered charities - fit this description?

Jim McKellar

41 East Princes St, Rothesay

In defence of the Provost


With reference to recent correspondence in your letters page, I wish to say, on behalf of the Isle of Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, that the officers of the branch were aware of the reasons why Provost Scoullar was not wearing his chain of office at our recent memorial services.

These were explained to the members at our most recent meeting by chairman, David Boe.

We were happy he was able to attend, and the letter which appeared in your September 5 issue was written without the knowledge or agreement of the branch.

Tom Muir (president, RBLS Bute branch)

58 Crichton Road, Rothesay