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April 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005

18th Annual Isle of Bute Jazz Festival 28th April to 2nd May - Webmaster @ 23:01 GMT

Excitement is building for this up-coming weekend’s 18th Annual Isle of Bute Jazz Festival. Apart from performances by many well-known bands in almost every possible venue on the Island, this year’s Festival will again have the Marching Bands Street Parade, the “Brolly Competition”, a Jazz Workshop, a Jazz Cruise aboard ‘The Cruiser’ around the Isle of Bute, and of course the usual Jazz Concert in Mount Stuart’s Marble Hall. There will also be a spectacular 'Jazz Band Ball' in Rothesay's famous Art Deco Pavilion and a Jazz Picnic in Rothesay Castle on Sunday.

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For more information regarding the Festival and its programme visit the Jazz Festival Website

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Squad from HMS Spartan in a major grounds-improvement project for Rothesay’s Apple Tree Nursery - Webmaster @ 21:21 GMT

Ten crew members from the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine HMS Spartan, which is affiliated to Rothesay, have joined with local volunteers in a landscaping make-over initiative for the grounds of Rothesay’s Apple Tree Nursery. The Nursery is a project adopted by HMS Spartan as part of the vessel’s affiliation relationship with Rothesay.

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Large and imaginative housing development in Rothesay due to start, pending the release of funding. - Webmaster @ 18:43 GMT

An exciting, and already-approved Housing Association residential development, on the site of the former Ballochgoy housing estate in Rothesay, is due to commence this summer if funding becomes available. The development comprises 24 two- and three- bedroomed houses, for rent and shared ownership; along with six serviced plots for sale. All the dwellings will be semi-detatched, each with its own front and back door, own garden, and car parking spaces.

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Royal couple get invitation from Argyll and Bute Council to visit the Isle of Bute - Webmaster @ 16:31 GMT

The Argyll and Bute Council has unanimously passed a motion of welcome to HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to visit the Isle of Bute. The Prince’s Scottish peerage title is The Duke of Rothesay (the name deriving from Bute’s main town) and is a tradition dating back to 1401 when King Robert III designated his son, David, the Duke of Rothesay - a title assigned to the heir apparent to the throne from that date onward. The Council motion also widens the invitation to include the whole of the Argyll area.

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Go-ahead given for private housing development in Rothesay - Webmaster @ 22:56 GMT

The Bute and Cowal Area Committee of the Argyll and Bute Council has given consent to the building of two detached houses and two blocks of two semi-detached houses, on land next to Knockanreoch on Westlands Road in Rothesay, subject to 12 planning conditions being met. The derelict farm buildings on the site have recently been demolished.

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