Bute Airstrip

Bute Airstrip

There are many ways to get to Bute, but one of the most glamorous would have to be by private plane! Bute actually has its own airstrip! This little strip of grass lies neatly between fields down at the south of the island, near the Kingarth Hotel It’s a short...
The Highlands and Lowlands

The Highlands and Lowlands

Here’s a little brain-teaser for you! What does Bute have in common with Arran, Helensburgh and Stonehaven? Give in? The answer is that they all lie on the Highland Boundary Fault. Standing in the Highlands! This boundary is one of four that runs through...
The 5 Ferries Challenge

The 5 Ferries Challenge

Have you heard of the 5 Ferries Challenge? This is where you ‘bag’ the 5 ferries that serve the islands of Arran and Bute as well as explore the Cowal and Kintyre peninsulas. You could bag them by car, by bike or by foot – and remember, your bike is...
Motorhoming on Bute

Motorhoming on Bute

This is written by Jonty and Morag Clews, who are frequent visitors to Bute. Normally, they come by boat, but here they describe their visit via Freebird 2 – their motorhome, as part of their year-long trip around the UK. We arrived at Wemyss Bay aboard our 6m...