Location, location, location

Not long to go now… so it’s timely to remind you of a few things about your location for the weekend.

Festival location and campsite

The Festival takes place at Ettrick Bay on the west coast of Bute. The Campsite is based next to the Ettrick Bay tearoom. There are toilets, and access to fresh water. There will be a marquee for socialising where registration will take place.  Dinners on Saturday and Sunday will be served in the tearoom. 

View Ettrick Bay Tea room in a larger map

Address – Ettrick Bay tearoom, Ettrick Bay, Isle of Bute, Argyll


There are two frequent ferry routes to Bute. A short 3 minute crossing at Colintraive at the north end of the Island and a half hour crossing from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay. The ferries are very frequent.


This is the main town on Bute. There are public showers available at the Ferry harbour, there are a few cafes, banks and cash machines, a petrol station, two co-op stores, butcher’s shop etc.

Kayaking information

Map: if you like to have a map on your deck, bring OS map 63.

Sea kayak guide to the Isle of Bute

Sea kayak guide to the Isle of Bute and surrounding waters

Sea Kayak guide: Roddy from Kayak Bute has written an excellent guide to his local waters packed with useful information for kayakers. Download the sea kayak guide PDF.

Weather and tides

Much depends on the weather of course… too calm, too rough or just right! The tides on Bute vary by about 10-15 minutes before Greenock.