Views wanted on Rothesay Pavilion to Albert Pier active travel route

A proposed active travel route linking Rothesay Pavilion to the Albert Pier will make it easier and safer for more people to choose to walk and cycle to nearby services and facilities. 

Argyll and Bute Council is working with communities in Rothesay, HITRANS and the wider Bute community on the project, which focuses on prioritising existing space to enable safer access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The council is holding a drop-in community consultation on 27 February at the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre (Visit Scotland Visitor Centre) on the seafront between 5:30pm and 8pm. This drop-in event provides a chance to meet the design consultants and have your say on how the proposed route could best serve your needs. 

The online consultation opens on 28 February and will be available to view at It closes on 10 March 2024.

This project builds on the ongoing active travel project currently in development between Rothesay Ferry Terminal and the Joint Campus. The project will improve pedestrian links into Rothesay Town Centre and to the Rothesay Pavilion, and make allowance for potential future active travel connections.

Councillor Andrew Kain, Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure: 

“It’s a long-held community ambition to have an active network of safe travel routes in and around Rothesay and the Isle of Bute. Having this network will enable more people to choose to walk and cycle to their destination rather than take the car, as we all do our bit to reduce carbon emissions. The proposed travel link between the Pavilion and Albert Pier would provide a key commuter and community link to a wide range of essential services, workplaces and recreational facilities.

We would love to hear your thoughts on how you would use the proposed route and what you would like to see included.”

The proposed route will compliment wider open space improvements to Rothesay as part of the Council-led Conservation Regeneration Scheme (CARS). 

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