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Great for Bute

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:36 am
by Aquaracer
Hi,
Just registered. I visited Coniston last year and had been wondering about the relaunch.Smiles all round when I heard the news.I travel to Rothesay weekly on business and here is the "dream " event on my doorstep. Wow - what a treat and this is great news for Bute.I hope the local authority realise what they have happening in August.
Also Calmac - as a business who make their living from the sea I would like to think that they will be supporting this amazing boost for Bute. ( Have they offered any concessions re ferry charges etc. for shipping Bluebird - they should be welcoming it with fanfares)
I look forward to seeing you all - and K7 in August.
Tom

PS. Any idea what boat you are planning to be on (3rd August)?

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:31 pm
by SidneyKidney
Hi
First of all the news that Bluebird is coming to Bute is fantastic and we are really looking forward to it :) I have been trying to follow some of the posts on the forum and im glad my island has already been supportive and helpful with regards to accomodation. I'd like to think we are known for our good hospitality. :)

I see mention of CalMac and yes travel is always a difficult point when getting to and from Bute. They have the monopoly on ferries on the island and are whilst age concessions are available they are unlikely to make concessions for special group bookings such as this. Travelling by car to the island can be very expensive.

At some point somebody will be Googling 'car hire on bute' so I wanted to make everyone aware about the Car Bute community car club that is run by Fyne Futures. More information can be found on the website but it can be ideal for anyone visiting the island for a short period looking for ease of transport. Buses are not available directly to the area of Loch Fad so this could be ideal for someone.

I work with Fyne Futures and would be keen to speak to anyone directly involved in the team bringing the Bluebird Project to Bute. If they are seeking transport around Bute around that time I'd like to make sure the Car Bute car is available to them should they wish it.

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:45 pm
by Renegadenemo
Ahhh, I did wonder about car hire on the Isle as I stay at Mount Stuart when I'm thee and it's a bit of a walk from the ferry so I drive up there but the train is way more relaxing and I love Wemyss Bay station - it holds very fond memories from when used to travel up there with my old fishing buddy, Barnsey, before we could drive. If there's a car I can rent I'll come up on the train instead. Coming back in May to sort more stuff so please PM me with the details. Many thanks.

Bill

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:32 am
by SidneyKidney
Renegadenemo wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:45 pm
Coming back in May to sort more stuff so please PM me with the details. Many thanks.

Bill
Forgive me Bill, new to the site and not able to find a way to PM you. Is there a button im missing? An email address? :oops:

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:32 pm
by Piston Broke
SidneyKidney wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forgive me Bill, new to the site and not able to find a way to PM you. Is there a button im missing? An email address? :oops:
Hi the pm button will appear after 3 posts as we have to approve your first 3 posts just helps with spam accounts
It will look like a speech bubble under the avatar

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:19 pm
by SidneyKidney
In that case this post should be my third. Thanks. :lol:

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:03 pm
by auldescort
bit of a buzz on the Island now . Lots of people talking about the visit and looking forward to seeing Bluebird on the water.

Newly opened Hotel

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:36 am
by andrewlamb73
Good morning and afternoon. Well it's 5 o'clock somewhere!
We are all buzzing about the success and continued progress of the Bluebird rebuild and testing visit. An absolute gem of a location. Along with our rooms, we have dedicated dog friendly room, transportation in the form of a range rover, meet n greet and local diner preferential rates for guests....to name a few.
Bute House Hotel.
Andrew Lamb 07422374632 andrewlamb73@yahoo.com

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:50 am
by Renegadenemo
I'll be on the island Tues and Wed if anyone wants me for anything...

Re: Isle of Bute

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:10 pm
by corrine
Hope every thing goes well for you all, and Donalds spirit is with you and K7
hope you have his mascot with you, our thought will be with you.
we will be there when she goes back to Coniston.
You all deserve it after all your hard work
and endless hours. M & C