Bute Island Radio's Free Community Announcements and Advertising

Community announcements and advertising – if you are part of a community group or a registered charity here on bute and you have an announcement for the community of a forthcoming event, Bute Island Radio will broadcast your event on air free of charge, PLUS it will go on the events guide on our web-page, PLUS it will be in The Big Blue Book which gets read out several times per day.
We need the following info:
1. What is the event?
2. Where is the event taking place?
3. When is the event, Date and Time
4. Is there an admission charge or is it free?
Pleas send your e-mail to: studio@buteislandradio.com

Bute & Cowal Credit Union

If you are interested in serving the community acquiring skills and have some free time to spare why not contact Bute & Cowal Credit Union who are eager to recruit new volunteers. You can contact them by calling in to their office at
5 King Street Rothesay or by phoning them on 01700 500 145
You can also drop them an e-mail at secretary@buteandcowalcreditunion.co.uk
The Rothesay Office is open from 10:30am to 1:30pm on Tuesdays and 10am to 12:30pm on Saturdays.

Bowel Screening

Bowel cancer is a major public health problem in Scotland. It is the third most common cancer in Scotland. The Scottish bowel screening programme invites men and women aged between 50 and 74 to take part in screening every 2 years.
Bowel screening aims to find cancer at an early stage when treatment is likely to be more effective. Bowel screening is the only screening program  where the test is completed at home. Bowel screening uptake is lowest in men and in the most deprived areas. – screening uptake is lowest in 50 – 54 year olds.  The new simpler bowel screening test is much easier to do. Figures on Bute suggest that only 43% of men invited return the test.
If you have misplaced your kit you can get a replacement one by calling Free Scottish Bowel Screening Centre helpline on 0800 0121 833

Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support Scotland offer free counselling and support, as well as providing access to reiki, reflexology and massage therapy.
More information can be had by contacting them on 0800 6524531 or 0141 337 8199 
Tak-tent cancer support meet on the last Thursday of every month in the Ardbed Baptist Church, King Street, Rothesay at 2pm.

Bute Food Bank

Bute Oasis in conjunction with Bute Advice Centre and ADG
Bute Food Bank – 6 Argyle Street 10am to 4pm daily 
Bute Advice Centre – 12 Bishop Street  – by appointment from 9am to 5pm. – It is vital that everyone who use the food bank is offered support to alleviate the reasons why they need to use the food bank by partnesrship working individuals are given the vital emergency food required and support in the long term. – anyone requiring a food parcel/advice please contact bute oasis 01700 502272 – bute advice centre 01700 502784 – confidential support and assistance will be offered.

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.


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