Activity day marks opening of new Bute Forest trail

Painting rocks for the opening of the new trail through Bute's community forest.
Painting rocks for the opening of the new trail through Bute's community forest.

AROUND 50 visitors took part in a variety of activities to mark the official opening of the ‘Painted Rock Trail’ through Bute’s community forest at the north end of the island.

The trail was opened by Rosemary Mulholland, the project’s lead volunteer, who invited the children present to place their painted rocks in their chosen spot along the trail.

“Through the painting of your rock and the placing of it along this trail,” Rosemary said, “you are becoming a part of the history of the forest.

“The trees you see here will grow taller, then they will be felled and new trees will grow in their place.

“Throughout all of this your rock will be here, showing the way along the path for all the visitors to come.”