Planting out at Battery Place
Jan17

Planting out at Battery Place

Amidst the snow and under the palm trees, this Sunday will see the first day of planting for the Future Growth project. The project has found enthusiasm amongst local residents and, whilst we have no control over the weather we feel sure that those who have attended the training are well prepared for the task ahead of them. The training had taught skills of seeding, planting out, ground preparation and harvesting; skills that will all...

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Christmas Collection Dates
Dec18

Christmas Collection Dates

We are swiftly approaching that time of year again. Time to get out the wrapping paper, the tinsel and put up the Christmas tree. For the recycling team at Fyne Futures this is a busy time of year, as we see an increase in recyclates. The festive season means areas of Bute whose kerbside recycling is affected by the Christmas and New Year holidays have their days altered.   But fear not! We lay on additional ‘bring...

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EWWR open day a success
Nov30

EWWR open day a success

  Today has been the start of our week supporting European Week of Waste Reduction and we’ve had a great time. We’ve been showing guests around our site, talking about what can and can’t be recycled and the way we handle recyclates. It’s so important to reduce your waste in whatever form it be. And in the second part of our day we held a demonstrated the value of reuse- David was repairing a chair in...

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European Week of Waste Reduction
Nov09

European Week of Waste Reduction

This November will be busy on Bute. Between the 18th and 26th November Fyne Futures will be taking part in European Week of Waste Reduction (EWWR). Our team will be laying on a demonstration of the best way to recycle and the importance of efficient reuse. Our team at Bute Produce will be running the Master Composter Training workshop on the 22nd and 23rd- a two day training course that explains the science behind composting and gives...

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Rothesay to see Future Growth
Oct31

Rothesay to see Future Growth

  This week Fyne Futures received news of a successful grant application that will allow an exciting project to be delivered. The project, entitled ‘Future Growth’ is funded in part by the Health and Wellbeing Fund and aims to deliver an equal opportunity training program, encouraging participants to learn about growing fruit and vegetables and the health benefits associated with horticulture. The training is due to begin in...

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Empowered Communities
Sep18

Empowered Communities

Fyne Futures were invited, as part of Scottish Islands Federation, to attend a learning exchange and conference on the beautiful islands of Orkney.  The visit proved to be inspiring, educational and provided many lessons on what can be achieved when communities are empowered. A packed week of business meetings, community visits and cultural events ensured that the representatives from across the European continent gained fantastic...

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