Saturday, July 15, 2006

Trip to Rothesay ~ Isle of Bute

Hope you will be able to leave a comment on this post ~ having trouble with Blogger today.

The Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, is only 15 miles long and 3 miles wide. Bute is separated from the mainland of Scotland by a narrow channel called the Kyles of Bute.
During its heyday in the 1950’s, Rothesay could attract up to 700,000 holidaymakers during July and August. Glaswegians would go over to Rothesay with their weans for the summer holidays, buckets and spades in tow.
Now the Island of Rothesay is enjoying a comeback and has become popular with tourists who are interested in the outdoors: hill walking, fishing, cycling etc. Connoisseurs of Victoriana will have a field day here with so much to see in architecture and other artifacts.
Lets not forget the wedding of Paul McCartney’s daughter last year, held at Mount Stuart (home of the Marquesses of Bute) and Sir Richard Attenborough who also has his home on this wee Island.
Last year during the arrival of all the A-list celebrities for the wedding of Stella McCartney my husband was working on Rothesay. Daily he would commute on the ferry and during this time saw the arrival of many a limousine- he caught a glimpse of the supermodel, Grace Jones- ‘ she was just frightening!’ he said. LOL
Not such an important occasion but on Thursday l went to Rothesay with Gerald, did some shopping when he had to work- wonder who got the better deal?
The photo journey is quite long so feel free to go get a stiff drink-lol- just hope l don’t bore your socks off.

8 comments:

slap me happy said...

Your pics are missing sis, but love the theory lol. Talk soon xx

Alice said...

Loved the tour to Rothesay. What did you buy me?...lol

Tammy said...

I loved this slideshow...felt like I was right with ya...the plaid stairs were the best...lol!!!
:-D

Sue said...

Horizon,
This was awesome! What lovely countryside you live in. We also have lots of ferries in the SF Bay area. Thanks for sharing!....

PEA said...

Yeaaaa I can leave a comment now..it wouldn't let me yesterday! lol Loved learning about Rothesay and seeing the slideshow brought it all to life...how I'd love to be able to go visit with you!!

slap me happy said...

very pretty sis , glad to see the photo's lol

Lorraine said...

Loved the photos...the tartan-clad stairway was wonderful!

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