Rothesay and Campbeltown Community Outreach Services

Argyll & Bute



On Thursday September 24, Grant and Madaline visited Rothesay to promote our services on the Isle of Bute. Our volunteer complementary therapists Liz and Angela provided taster hand massages as part of a drop-in event at the library and spoke to local people about Cancer Support Scotland and the services they provide on our behalf.

Madaline was interviewed prior to the event by Jim McColl on Bute Island Radio’s community show where she had the opportunity to discuss the charity and our Argyll and Bute outreach programme. She managed to charm her way onto speaking on the radio again to tell listeners about our promo event! We also invited Craig Borland, editor of the Buteman newspaper, who came along and spoke to Liz and Angela about the complementary therapies they provide and the benefits these can have to people affected by cancer.

Afterwards we visited the Cancer Support Scotland Rothesay Support Group to speak about our new Rothesay services and introduce them to our volunteer complementary therapists (both of whom live and work in Rothesay).

If you are interested in accessing our complementary therapy services on Bute, please call the Calman Centre on 0141 337 8199 or Freephone 0800 652 4531.

We provide appointments for massage, aromatherapy and reflexology at 10:15am and 11:15am every Wednesday at Rothesay Library and appointments for reiki treatments every Sunday at 1pm and 2pm – courtesy of IsleOfButeReiki.

We are also looking to launch a counselling service on the island. Remember all appointments are free and can be accessed by people who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as their families, friends and carers.


The following week Madaline and Grant travelled to Campbeltown to launch our Campbeltown complementary therapy service. Our volunteer complementary therapist, Jackie, was on hand to provide free taster sessions for reiki and Indian head massage while Grant and Madaline met library staff, the Macmillan team in Argyll and Bute and Ian from the Campbeltown Courier to speak about the launch of the service.

Appointments for complementary therapies in Campbeltown will be at Campbeltown Library every Thursday afternoon and you can make appointments by calling the Calman Centre on the telephone numbers above.

We’re hoping that by providing these services in more rural communities they can be accessed by people who do not have the same support system as those living in and around Glasgow.

For full details about each of our 10 community outreach centres visit our website or email Alternatively you can call the Centre on 0141 337 8199



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