Vision and Mission

Mar 29, 2024


“Beyond its impressive architecture and cultural significance, the Pavilion’s roots are deeply embedded in creating a living legacy for the communities it serves.

We envisage the Pavilion as a pathway to better life and work opportunities for Bute islanders, empowering them to flourish on the land they hold dear.

Our business plan unveils our strategy to make that vision a reality. By prioritising the community’s well-being, celebrating local talent, and ensuring its success fuels the island’s prosperity, the Pavilion aims to serve as a beacon of hope and empowerment, securing a bright future for this tiny isle with a huge, resilient heart.”

—Rothesay Pavilion Charity


The Vision for Rothesay Pavilion is:

A forward-thinking, interconnected cultural creative industries hub and modern community gathering space that creates enriching opportunities for everyone to celebrate the past, enjoy the present, ignite imagination, and shape the future.


Our Mission is to:

  • Unlock the potential of this extraordinary island and its people through the compelling power of its rich history, cultural heritage, and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Safeguard the heritage of Rothesay Pavilion as an exemplary and distinct illustration of internationally acknowledged Bauhaus-influenced modernist architecture.
  • Enhance Bute’s profile – Develop the visitor experience on the island by restoring the Pavilion’s unique architectural style and quality -positioning Bute place as one of Scotland’s ‘Top 10’ tourist spots, and restoring the island’s standing as a leading, vibrant national visitor destination.
  • Establish the Pavilion as a prestigious business hub and events venue to elevate the island’s status as a desirable location to live and work, enhancing access and equality of employment opportunities for local residents and championing the creative economy.
  • Ignite ambition and creative entrepreneurship, supporting individuals and communities to thrive and prosper, serving as a strong focal point for civic pride.
  • Offer lasting benefits across generations for community health and wellbeing.
  • Develop and establish inspiring next-generation learning and career opportunities for residents, young people and volunteers.
  • Work with constituents, stakeholders, target audiences, and visitors as partners and potential co-creators in shaping the future operating in harmony with local needs and socio-economic conditions.
  • Achieve long term sustainability as a local anchor institution developing a model of community wealth generation culminating in a more resilient and inclusive operation for the benefit of all.
  • Build confidence and fresh ideas to tackle inequalities and decline in Scotland’s rural and island communities and foster positive ambition for the future.