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May 2005

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Rothesay's proposed new joint school campus takes another step forward - Webmaster @ 14:31 GMT

A new joint campus for Rothesay Academy and Rothesay Primary is a step closer to realization as Councillors are being asked to endorse a series of resolutions to enable the contracts for the scheme to be signed.


Thursday, May 19, 2005

Rothesay Pavilion gets A-Listed status from Historic Scotland - Webmaster @ 08:50 GMT

Following behind-the-scenes lobbying from Bute Beyond 2000, Rothesay’s seafront Pavilion has been re-categorised by Historic Scotland as an A-Listed Building. This is likely to greatly improve the chances of securing the necessary funding to retore the building (among the best surviving Pavilion examples of international-style modernism in Britain) to its original 1938 grandeur.


Work begins on the restoration of Rothesay’s Esplanade fountain - Webmaster @ 08:48 GMT

Thanks to partnership-working between the Rotary Club of Rothesay, Argyll and Bute Council, and a private firm Heritage Engineering, Rothesay’s Esplanade fountain, built in 1961 but non-functioning for many years, has been given a new lease of life, and is being restored to its former glory - illumination and all!


Tuesday, May 10, 2005

World War II X-Craft submariners remembered on Bute 60 years on - Webmaster @ 09:41 GMT

Three Midget Submarine (X-Craft) submariners have been remembered at a memorial and wreath-laying service held in North Bute Cemetery as the Isle of Bute prepares for its V-Day 60th Anniversary Commemorations.

More on this ceremony

More information on Bute’s involvement during World War 2, and 60th Anniversary Commemoration Programme

Work to start soon on Rothesay Harbour Development - Webmaster @ 09:34 GMT

A geotechnical investigation of Rothesay Harbour, to be conducted by the civil engineering consultants Scott Wilson Scotland, is likely to get underway in the next few weeks heralding the start of a partial redevelopment of the main harbour intended to cope with an end-loading linkspan for Bute’s new ferries, as well as the creation of a new access route via the harbour's main pier.


Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Final Draft of the Argyll and Bute Local Plan available from 16th May - Webmaster @ 16:25 GMT

Following recent approval by the Council, the Final Draft Local Plan for Argyll and Bute will be available to the public for consultation and comment from the 16th May.

The Plan will be out to consultation for a full nine weeks from that date, during which time there are plans for a series of open days to be held throughout the area.


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