Thursday, 19 January 2012

Last Ferry to Bute sails in a new direction

A big thank you to  Sara Bain at the Dumfries and Galloway Standard for promoting Last Ferry to Bute in the Re:Vu section of this week's edition.

Here's the link to the article.

It's great to have this help with promoting the book. Sales are good...and I hope will get better now!

Meanwhile I'm busy with the third Bute novel and off next week to do some research on the island - that's my excuse anyway!Hopefully we've seen the last of the winter gales. At this time of year it's lovely to think of those summer days on the island.

                                                      Summer in the Kyles of Bute

Sunday, 15 January 2012


A quiet period of weather, much to be welcomed, especially by the islanders of Bute. The last big storm was bad enough on the mainland but Bute made the national news as it was virtually cut off for three days with no electricity supply.
An exciting time for those who had alternative means of cooking and heating, not so good for those, especially the elderly, who were relying on the electricity supply.
The weather was very unpredictable over Christmas and at one point we thought we might not make it. We did- just- but on the way back the ferry had to go to Gourock as it was too stormy to dock at Weymss Bay. Just a short stretch of water,but when anything goes wrong, the island might as well be on the other side of the world!
However Christmas was as usual well celebrated -even the ferries were decorated, though the view from the window was rather stormy.