‘For Bute’ donates £2,000 to Waverley

The paddle steamer Waverley in Rothesay Bay.
The paddle steamer Waverley in Rothesay Bay.

The operators of the paddle steamer Waverley are among the latest organisations to receive a financial boost from island charity ‘For Bute’.

The charity, which uses the proceeds from sales at its ‘thrift shop’ in Rothesay’s Montague Street, has made a £2,000 contribution towards the Waverley’s considerable running costs.

The famous ship, the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world, visits Rothesay for the first time this year on May 23, and will return up to five times a week during her peak Clyde cruising season in July and August.

Interloch Transport, the Cowal-based demand-responsive accessible transport service, also received a £2,000 donation towards the cost of expanding the services it provides on Bute, while the organisers of ButeFest were presented with £500 towards the cost of creating community artwork for the music, food and arts festival, taking place on July 17, 18 and 19.