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June 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Isle of Bute triumphs at 2007 Royal Highland Show - Webmaster @ 09:06 GMT

Bute has come away from the 2007 Royal Highland Show with two presitigious awards - one for the performance of the filly Westmore Destiny in the show’s cuddy in-hand championship, and another for Rothesay Creamery’s traditional mature cheddar cheese which took the Gold Medal.

Bute Cheddar Cheese
Rothesay Creamery

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Johnny Beattie awarded an MBE - Webmaster @ 14:22 GMT

“One of Bute's favourite adopted sons, and a constant champion of Rothesay down the years, was celebrating at the weekend after receiving an MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours list. Actor and entertainer Johnny Beattie received the award for a lifetime of service to entertainment and charity, much of which has been spent in Rothesay, where he now has a holiday home.” The Buteman

Earlier in March this year Johnny Beattie received “Special Recognition” Awards from Argyll and Bute Council and from Bute Beyond 2000 in recognition for his services to Bute in particular.


Friday, June 15, 2007

PS Waverley commences its Diamond Jubilee Year Clyde cruising schedule - Webmaster @ 15:08 GMT

The world’s last operational ocean-going paddle steamer, PS Waverley has called into Rothesay at the start of its Diamond Jubilee Clyde summer cruising season. There is a special commemoration one-off sailing on June 24, when PS Waverley will be chartered by the Clyde River Steamer Club to celebrate their 75th anniversary, and it will sail to Loch Striven, round Bute to Millport and then on to a unique call at Fairlie Pier.


Waverley Website

Friday, June 08, 2007

Free ferry travel on the cards? - Webmaster @ 08:22 GMT

There has been widespread support on the Isle of Bute for the suggestion that ferry fares be abolished to bring lifeline ferry services into line with a policy of toll-scrapping on the mainland.


Monday, June 04, 2007

Call for birdwatch volunteers on Isle of Bute - Webmaster @ 08:50 GMT

The BTO/CJ Garden BirdWatch survey (not to be confused with the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch) has issued an appeal to Bute residents to keep a record of the birds they see, to help monitor the changing fortunes of Scotland's garden birds. The survey, which takes place throughout the year and has been conducted every year since 1995, has highlighted changes in the use of the nation's gardens by different bird species.


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