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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:05 pm

We'll have to fit a fake a button labelled 'Smoke On' to make Stew feel at home, though.
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Post by geoffmarsh » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:31 pm

Hello Bill, I'm coming up from the 12th to the 15th (With a donation of course). Is there easy vehicle access to the fishery and adequate parking - or do I need to walk in? Geoff Marsh

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:02 pm

The school car park is being set aside for parking and there's a path from there to the loch. I believe there's also transport for less able people but the road to the loch will be more or less impassable as it's single track anyway and we'll need it. It'll likely be closed if we get busy. Just imagine the palaver in Cumbria were we to threaten to close a road. Committees and councils and meetings and all sorts of other bullshit. In Scotland - common sense says shut the road so the road gets shut.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:33 pm

Just to add some detail to the description given by the 'boss'.

The 'school' is the Rothesay Joint Campus site, which is at Townhead on the B881, which is the continuation of the High Street out of town (or about 1 mile straight off the ferry!). Note! the School holidays do end during the second week of the crew training exercise. The walking route is about 5/8 mile, down to the area of the Loch Fad Fishery, where the boat is to be based.

More details as to other observation areas and the terrain under foot later next week.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:12 pm

Expectations are quite high on the Isle of Bute. Notices abound in business places.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm

geoffmarsh wrote:
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Black Knight » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:38 am

Now I have been given afew days off at the end of the 2nd week, I think I may have to take the 425 mile trip :shock:

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:55 am

If that is 425 miles one way, then you will know to break the journey a number of times, before you get to the ferry. The crossing allows drivers to relax before the final few miles on the Isle. Using a mix of scenic route and motorway my 320 miles from Wemyss Bay took a leisurely 7 hours on a weekday.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Black Knight » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:50 pm

Yep 1 way, It's actually looking alot cheaper to fly & hire a car in glasgow.

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:08 am

We've added a new link on the 'Bute' page of our main site-

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see- ... re-p234411
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