Saturday, 16 April 2011
An outing to Bute
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!