Saturday, 16 April 2011

An outing to Bute

Back from a trip to the Isle of Bute, though the weather wasn't quite as good as in this picture!
My work in progress 'Last Ferry to Bute' is set on the island as is the current novel 'The House at Ettrick Bay'.
Although it takes no more than an hour and a half to travel to Bute from Glasgow, the short ferry trip transports you to a much calmer world.
Bute was a favourite place for the wealthy Victorians to build their summer houses : many grand houses still remain,often divided into more manageable flats. And for the less wealthy, Bute offered the all the delights of the seaside, with many rooms available for rent during the holiday season.
Today the island offers beautiful beaches, excellent walking and sailing and golf : though the golf courses are not for the fainthearted!


  1. I like the photo, Myra. I spent all my childhood summers on Bute and have wonderful memories of the island.

  2. I've been to Bute a couple of times and loved it there. Feels like a different world.

  3. The island has happy memories for so many people.