The First Monday Bookclub
The First Monday Bookclub
Starting Monday 3rd September at Rothesay Library, 1:30 to 3pm.Too busy for massive books? At First Monday book club we keep it small. Meet fellow book lovers to read and discuss a book a month. No commitment to read every book. Enquire at library. While books for the 4 months of 2018 have been chosen, staring in January we invite members to suggest books. The books for Sept till Dec are as follows:
The Summer Book by Tove JanssonAn elderly artist and her six year old granddaughter spend a summer on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. (to be discussed Monday 3rd Sept.)
Balzac and the little Chinese Seamstress by Dai SijieThree teenagers find solace in a hidden suitcase of western literature during the dark day of chairman Mao's cultural revolution. Set in 1970's China. (to be discussed Monday 1st Oct.)
Perfume by Patrick SuskindJean-babtiste Grenouille wants to become the greatest perfumier in France but one fragrance eludes him, Innocence, and he will stop at nothing not even murder to obtain it. (To be discussed Monday 5th Nov. )
Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon GrossmithLondon clerk Charles Pooter records in hilarious detail the small everyday dramas of life among the lower middle classes in the great Victorian age. (To be discussed Monday 3rd Dec.)
How to obtain booksOrder at the library - Download as an e-book - order at Print Point - Buy online at World of Books where 2nd hand books can be bought cheap.
We look forward to seeing you
Baird Day at Ettrick Bay
Baird Day at Ettrick Bay on Saturday 8th September from 12 noon.Lots going on to celebrate Bute's Aviation Pioneer. A few places still available at the award dinner in the Victoria on Friday 7th Contact Chris Markwell for Tickets .. £30 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bute Island Radio & Dreamflights Fundraiser
Bute Island Radio & Dreamflights Fundraiser will be taking place on 9th September. Join Robert "Happy Stovie Bob" Halliday at Ettrick Bay from 1pm where he will (hopefully) be completing his 2018km walk for Bute Island Radio.
Join Bob along the route from Ettrick Bay through Port Bannatyne, Ardbeg and into Rothesay with finish line at Bute Island Radio HQ in Castle Street, Rothesay approx. 3pm
From 4pm the fundraiser continues in the Galatea Bar with live music from Jimmy Macauley & Chrissy K, along with raffles and a sports auction (Some items up for auction include signed Harry Kane boot, sighed Lionel Messi boot, signed 2014 Rangers strip, Celtic Invincibles signed top and many more)
All funds raised on the day will be split 50/50 to Bute Island Radio & Dreamflights.
Want to get out in the fresh air?
Want to do some good while you're there?
Why not become a volunteer beach cleaner for Beachwatch Bute? We can supply you with a litter picker and bags and uplift the full bag afterwards.
If you are on the beach at Ascog or The Port - don't forget that you can make use of Beachwatch Bute's Equipment in the storage benches there! Once you're done, just put the bag and litter picker back in the bench.
Does that storage bench need emptying?
Text or Phone Beachwatch Bute on 07767 795969
Have you spotted a Bute Beach that needs cleaned?
Call or text Beachwatch Bute if you see a beach that needs our help.
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John Paul Retreats
John Paul Retreats is a newly created charity set up to help parents and siblings who are trying to cope with the loss of loved ones, either through death or other unforseen tragedy. The charity was founded by Anthony McMahon, who lost his brother, John Paul, to a car accident in 1984. Anthony's parent's suffered greatly over the loss of John Paul and they also passed away in their early fifties. Since then, Anthony has endeavoured to establish a place where people, who experience similar trauma, can meet together and begin to come to terms with loss. There is no cost involved when you visit John Paul Retreats but small donations can be made on the donation page to maintain the running of the retreat home.
HELP US KEEP YOUR ENVIRONMENT CLEAN
Unfortunately there are still irresponsible dog owners on Bute. The Council considers this behaviour as unacceptable and will issue fixed penalty notices to people who fail to remove their dogs mess immediately. They can also be prosecuted if they fail to pay the fixed penalty notice and fined up to £500
The Councils resources are limited, so we are asking for your help to assist us, to enable officers to effectively target the areas to catch the individuals.
We would like you to report any individuals seen to be committing this offence to the Council on 01700 501380 or 01546 605514
All calls and information you provide is treated in the strictest confidence. The more information you can provide, the better the officers will be able to target the individual responsible.