Category Archives: News


PHOENIX CENTRE celebrates its 30th birthday on Wednesday as it opened on August 27th, 1984.

The Centre is holding a special  OPEN DAY at  1pm on Wednesday…All are welcome to come along and meet THE CREW




Radio Bute  now keeps a Community Diary so that you can check on events’ dates in order that your planned event does not clash

So please keep us informed of your event’s date  and also  check our diary for other events

Diary is held at our studios at 11 Victoria Street….open every morning from 06.30  to 12.00  and  weekends all day from 08.00

Beth Swan

Beth’s  CD album…..  ANOTHER YEAR ON…. now on sale at Radio Bute, 11 Victoria Street, Rothesay….every day  from 06.30 – 12.00


The first Radio Bute newsletter has just been published.

Follow this link to get your copy! RBnewsIssue1




If you have a charity or community event you wish published here and on air please email details to or hand in to  11 Victoria Street…..for commercial events and businesses  email

Putting Greens are now open

Tuesdays  to Saturdays Join Alec Mack’s Walking Tour from Discovery Centre at charge ..donations please.

Bute Walking Group stepping out walk from the Discovery Centre every Thursday at 11am open to anyone with long term medical condition including arthritis     45 mins duration  mainly on flat and suitable for mobility aids

Tak Tent Cancer Support Group meets last Thursday of every month in Ardbeg Baptist Church, King Street…open to anyone touched by cancer….have a cuppa  and chat

Pavilion Tea Dance  with John Denman on Technics organ…. Ballroom Sequence and Old Time  £2  including refreshment….every Wednesday until September 17

Phoenix Centre 30th birthday Open Day at 1pm on Wednesday, August 27…all are welcome

Official Service Launch of Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service in Rothesay Library  15.00 on Friday, August 29

MacMillan Information Service is in the Rothesay Library every Tuesday..service is available during library open hours  but  volunteers are there between 11am and 1pm and 2pm and 3.30pm on Tuesdays…open to anyone touched by cancer  patients; carers; families ; friends etc….

The Lewis Hamilton Band  with support Gary Miller …Craigmore Bowling Club, Sat, Sept 6th at 7.45…tx  £10  from McQueens  or Musicker

History Group Lecture at Rothesay Pavilion, Saturday, September 13@ 14.00….Professor Alan Finch talking about “House With the Green Shutters” by George Douglas Brown,,,no charge..donations  please

Cycling Festival Weekend  Sept 20 and 21

Follow the IBAC  Trail….Bute’s  open studios  Sat and Sun, Sept 28 and 29

Light Up Bute …bonfire and fireworks  with lots of local artistes performing…Rothesay prom on Sat 8th Nov at 7pm  £1   under 10′s free

Bute Art Club  Christmas Fair  St Paul’s, Deanhood Place,  November 8.

Saturday Art Club meets in the Pavilion 10am to 12am on Saturdays…beginners welcome 01700 504643 for info

Keep listening to Radio Bute every day  for frequent Events Guides and local information and visit the Discovery Centre opposite us for information on things to do and places to go,,,,also cinema nightly at 7.30 except Sunday when it is 2.30 in the Discovery Centre





08.00 – 10.00 Crazy Kids Club with Matthew, Ben, Kirsty, Peter and Superstar Songstress, Grace.

10.00 – 13.00           The Stu Show….a mixture of fine music and chat with the great man….(not Sat Aug 30)

13.00- 15.00    Simply Scottish with Robert McGowan

15.00-  19.00  Old Gold Retold…featured artiste  Neil Sedaka…featured chart September 1961

19.00 – 21.00 Rock and Roll Saturday with Mike Marwick.

21.00 – 24.00 Big Fat Party Anthems with Big Tommy. ****************************************************


08.00 – 10.00 Sunday Breakfast with Peter Wallace.

10.00 – 12.00 Stu’s Best Bits (not Sunday Aug 31)

12.00 – 14.00

14.00 – 16.00 Hamish Kirk on Radio Bute (not Sunday, August 31)

16.00 –  18.00. Tony Dee

18.00 – 20.00 On the Weekend with Mike Marwick

20.00 – 21.00 HiNRG with Bill Grainger


07.00 – 10.00 Late Late  Breakfast; news, weather, travel, events and music
10.00 – 12.00 Mid Morning Mayhem with Mo &
12.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 16.00 Classic Retro

16.00 - 18.00  Rock and Roll Saturday (repeat)

Kirsten or  Rowan alternate weeks


07.00 -10.00 Late Late Breakfast: news bulletins, weather, travel, events, music
10.00 -12.00 Mid Morning Mayhem with Mo& DavyG
12.00 -14.00 Lunchtime
14.00 -16.00 Ed’s American Old Time Radio.
16.00 -17.00 Rock Vault
17.00 -18.00 Thomas Howat Sport and Sound.
18.00 -20.00 Mike Marwick On the Weekend (repeat)
20.00 -22.00 Cheezy Choonz


07.00 – 10.00 Late Late Breakfast: news bulletins, weather, travel, events, music
10.00 – 12.00 Mid Morning Mayhem with Mo & DavyG
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00  -  16.00 Top of the Pops Take Two
16.00 – 18.00 Rob’s Time Machine.
18.00 – 20.00  Nickarena Show  with Nic and Luvli Karen
20.00 – 22.00 Rock n Soul Connection..Poole, Dorset, UK; and Detroit, Michigan,US.


07.00 – 10.00 Late Late Breakfast: news bulletins, weather, travel, events, music
10.00 – 12.00 Mid Morning Mayhem with Mo & DavyG
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch with the Talking Trilby aka the Velvet Voice of Versatility Peter Hamilton
14.00 – 16.00 70′s Albums
16.00 – 17.00 Power Anthems.
17.00 – 18.00 Dave Mason on the Mighty KBC
18.00 – 20.00 Power Hours with David Howarth.
20.00 – 22.00 Airplay Top 40