Zero Waste Town – Bute
Apr17

Zero Waste Town – Bute

The Zero Waste movement is global, with many people, local and national governments agreeing the need for action to tackle the levels of resources going into landfill or our oceans.  When Bute was successful in gaining status as Scotland’s 2nd Zero Waste Town, we gained recognition as part of Zero Waste Europe.  We made the commitment that through our communities actions there would be less residual waste and higher levels of...

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There’s more to buy Heritage Tatties than you know…
Aug05

There’s more to buy Heritage Tatties than you know…

Monday 25th July was an exciting day for Bute Produce, after 3 years of careful nurturing the first crop of Bute Heritage Potatoes was forked from the earth.  We were gifted just 5 tubers of 3 heritage varieties from SASA – Beauty of Bute (1912), Pride of Bute (1892) and Marquis of Bute (1914).  Learning the art of cultivating, over-winter storing seed, and increasing the crop year on year has been challenging and rewarding for...

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Greener Argyll
Mar04

Greener Argyll

We had the great privilege of going on a bit of a road trip across Argyll & the Isles.  Of course, we used our wonderfully fuel efficient community car club Car Bute to do our travelling.  The electric/petrol hybrid performed very well over hill and down glen. Our trip had a purpose, to exchange knowledge with three environmental social enterprises, a couple of other, with much in common with Fyne Futures.  There is so much great...

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Zero Waste Bute – On Target!
Dec14

Zero Waste Bute – On Target!

Our target is for 90% of households and businesses on Bute to participate in recycling.  This is an achievable goal.  As part of our Zero Waste Bute project, we are seeking to understand what encourages or prevents people from participating.  The first of a series of pilot project focused on Bush/Serpentine area of Rothesay.  We have been collecting a wider range of plastics and undertaking consultation. The results so far have been...

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ACHA Welfare Rights Service

ACHA are delivering a welfare rights service for all Argyll Community Housing Association’s tenants. Bute Advice Centre was awarded the contract to deliver services across Bute & Cowal.  Part of their funding from Peoples and Communities Fund, require us to engage with the wider community and with community projects to convey our message to all ACHA tenants of the service we offer. Bute Advice Centre aim to do this throughout the...

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Bute in Bloom
Aug07

Bute in Bloom

What a treat we had yesterday!  Chair person, Jessica Herriot, of Bute in Bloom gave us the opportunity to support them through judging day.  Bute in Bloom are a small band of dedicated volunteers who work collaboratively with a host of individuals and organisations.  Their aim is to ensure that the wonderful feast for our eyes presented through the gardens and other green spaces is maintained, improved and expanded. In one of our...

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