The Glasgow Branch of the TOMCC are going back to Ettrick Bay on the Isle of Bute for a second year this summer as they go on their annual summer trip from the 30 June to the 2nd July. All members of the TOMCC are welcome to attend but please let the Glasgow branch know so they know how many to cater for.
Ettrick Bay is a wide, sandy beach which runs for approximately a mile. Rothesay is the nearest town where there are ample B&B or hotels and facilities at the beach include picnic areas, toilets, car parking and a children’s play area. The Ettrick Bay Stone Circle is found further up the valley and comprises of eight stones, and to the south of the bay is a bird hide where you can look out for curious seabirds. Ettrick Bay Tearoom overlooks the beach and here you can enjoy home cooking, ice cream and stunning views of Arran.
Its free camping and there will be an excellent BBQ on the Saturday night, not to mention some beer drinking and guitar playing. The Saturday run out will be on some of the best roads in Argyll. This is not one to miss guys so try and make the effort. Hopefully the weather will be kinder this year.
The ferry leaves from Wemyss Bay on the mainland, arriving at Rothesay on Bute. The journey takes 35 minutes. There's also a ferry from Colintraive on the mainland to Rhubodach on Bute, which takes 5 minutes.