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 Scotland and separates two very distinct geographical terrains – the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.

Just as The Great Glen fault line almost splits Scotland, the Highland Fault almost bisects Bute, running through Loch Quien and Loch fad and then heading off to Helensburgh and eventually up towards Stonehaven in the north east of Scotland.

It gives the island an outstanding claim to fame: you can travel from the Lowlands into the Highlands in a single step, right here on Bute!

If you want to have a little fun, find the signpost that marks the Highlands and Lowlands down at the putting green on the seafront and take some selfies!

The long walk to The Lowlands!

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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 runway...

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 carried free of...