Zero Waste starts in the kitchen
Apr24

Zero Waste starts in the kitchen

Across Scotland people are being urged to help fight climate change starting at home- in their kitchens. This has come from Gary Maclean, Scotland’s National Chef, who supports a national campaign from the Scottish Government encouraging people to address climate change. The new campaign raises awareness of how making simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact on our environment. For example, evidence shows that over than half of...

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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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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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Water water everywhere!
Jul28

Water water everywhere!

Well not quite.  Waking up this morning, late July in Scotland, to the pitter patter of rain.  It has been a common feature of the summer, this year.  Everywhere people greet each other good morning, inevitably followed by a rolling of the eyes towards grey skies and curtains of rain.  Yet, for this we should be thankful.  Each downpour tops up our reservoirs and provides fresh clean water.  We turn on the tap and out it pours, ready...

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