The original turf roof looked good but has caused problems with rainwater leaks for some time. We have replaced it with a new metal roof to ensure that the Hide is dry and comfortable for all birders. (Picture: Billy Shields)
North end of the ‘West Island Way’, near the amazing Kyles of Bute viewpoint: Bute Conservation Trust volunteers clear the track and surroundings of the intriguing WW2 ‘decoy village’ bunker. (Picture: Billy Shields)
Bute Conservation Trust volunteers spend a bright Saturday morning improving access to the paths at the north of Bute, on the West Island way and the Balnakailly Loop. Pictured are some of the team contemplating a now rather boggy path leading to the popular viewpoint and the World War 2 ‘decoy village’ bunker.
This picture shows a freshly refurbished section of the very accessible and well-used Tramway Path of Bute’s ‘West Island Way’. The Tramway Path crosses the island to link Port Bannatyne to Ettrick Bay. (Picture: Billy Shields)
A notable achievement of the 2008 ‘Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme’ was the creation of the Tramway Path between Port Bannatyne and Ettrick Bay. Substantial works have now been carried out by the Trust to repair wear and tear on this popular section of Bute’s ‘West Island Way’. (Picture: Billy Shields)