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January 2005

Monday, January 31, 2005

ROTHESAY'S FLOOD PROTECTION SCHEME OFFICIALLY OPENED - Webmaster @ 11:15 GMT

Rothesayís £1.7million Flood Prevention Scheme, involving the erection of an architectural blockwork wall up to 1.5 metres high along a 900 metres stretch of the seafront at Rothesay and with access points to the pier and esplanade, has been officially opened by Scotlandís Environment and Rural Development Minister Ross Finnie. The scheme is intended to offer protection from serious storm damage on the basis of a 1-in-100 year probability.

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Thursday, January 27, 2005

IN THE HEADLINES - Webmaster @ 18:21 GMT

ISLE OF BUTEíS NEW FERRY TO ENTER SERVICE EARLIER THAN ANTICIPATED

MV Bute, the new 60-car / 450-passenger ferry that will serve the Wemyss Bay-Rothesay route, is scheduled to enter service several weeks sooner than originally expected, and should be in operation in June - well in time for Buteís summer high season.

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NEW BUS TO SERVE THE ISLE OF BUTE

The bus company operating Buteís bus service, West Coast Motors, has taken delivery of the first brand new bus in 30 years to join Buteís bus fleet. The £85 000, 27-seater bus - a modern-designed low-floor midi-bus and which is fully accessible and able to carry one wheelchair - is to be used exclusively on the island.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

ISLE OF BUTE SPARED THE WORST OF THE BAD WEATHER - Webmaster @ 18:37 GMT
Bute, which is widely acknowledged as having among the most benign climates of anywhere in Scotland, has perpetuated its reputation by escaping the brunt of the ferocious storms that have ravaged many parts of northern Britain.

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Friday, January 07, 2005

PRIME BUTE VISITOR ATTRACTION GETS ANOTHER 5-STAR AWARD - Webmaster @ 16:21 GMT

The Isle of Buteís world-famous Victorian Toilets have again received top national recognition by winning another 5-Star Award at the Cannon Hygiene Loo-of-the-Year Awards Ceremony held in Birmingham - a ceremony which recognises the very best of Britainís public toilets.

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Rothesayís Victorian Toilets Website

Thursday, January 06, 2005

IN THE NEWS - Webmaster @ 18:05 GMT

EXCITING PROSPECTS FOR BUTE CHEDDAR CHEESE

With the take-over by Lactalis UK of Rothesay Creamery, which produces Buteís renown cheddar cheese, the Islandís cheese is set to find itself on cheeseboards across the world.

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ISLE OF BUTEíS FERRIES CARRY OVER ONE MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2004

Figures released by Caledonian MacBrayne, the operator running both of the Isle of Buteís ferry services, show that passenger numbers have topped the one million mark for 2004.

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