May 2022: New bridge for the ‘Wee Bay’ at Kilchattan Bay

May 2022: New bridge for the ‘Wee Bay’ at Kilchattan Bay

May 2022: New bridge for the ‘Wee Bay’ at Kilchattan Bay

The bridge over the burn at the Wee Bay was showing signs of wear and tear. It was also beginning to tilt a little. The Bute Conservation Trust volunteers have given it a full overhaul with a new deck, rails and have levelled it up.
 
 
 
May 2022

May 2022

May 2022: New ‘West Island Way’ display stand 
 
We’ve updated our display stand at the Visit Scotland in Rothesay. Both sides of the stand are pictured here in the main area of the Discovery Centre – next to our ‘Discover the Isle of Bute’ map.
 
 
March / April 2022

March / April 2022

New gates and path upgrade for the Tramway Path
The former Tramway path to Ettrick Bay is a popular walk and also forms part of the ‘West Island Way’ route. After more than a decade of use it was showing signs of wear and tear. The path surface has been renewed, old ‘kissing gates’ removed and 18 new wide and easy-opening 2-way gates installed to improve access for all users.
 
December 2021: Clearing storm damage on the Cnocnicoll Wood path.

December 2021: Clearing storm damage on the Cnocnicoll Wood path.

 
A stormy December day brought down a large trunk of an old beech tree. It landed across the pathway through Cnocnicoll Wood, close to the track of Moor Road. Pictured is Billy Shields cutting the trunk into manageable lengths to allow the other volunteers to roll them the logs well away from the path.