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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Moths at Bute Produce
Jul27

Moths at Bute Produce

We were delighted to support Bute Museum and Natural History team earlier this year with their Moth Event. Traps were set up at our Bute Produce market garden, a place normally teeming with pollinators of all sorts.  Unfortunately there were no moths to be found. Moths are important, in their own right, but also as quality of life indicators.  They have been studied over many centuries and that wealth of data is an excellent resource...

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Local Learning Opportunity

We like learning.  We also like local learning opportunities.  And we really like local learning opportunities that are free to attend! So here is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in starting up their own business and/or getting to grips with financial record keeping. Click below to find out more – and contact the Business Gateway team on 01546 604555 or email business.gateway@argyll-bute.gov.uk Bute – SU...

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