Council blasted over islands errors

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Isle of Bute councillor Jim Findlay has voiced concern following the publication of Argyll and Bute Council’s agenda for a recent Argyll Islands Strategic Group meeting.

A document titled Our Island Waste describes Argyll and Bute’s ‘most populous islands’ as Mull and Islay, each of which has a population of approximately 3,000, whereas the Isle of Bute has a population of 6,400.

Councillor Findlay said: ‘This is disappointing and leaves many locals wondering if Bute really matters to this council. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this sort of mistake has been made. At a recent public consultation the council held on the island, a title slide suggested the location was the “Isle of Rothesay”.

‘This is simply not good enough. The council needs to give Bute the respect it is due.’