Hunting treasure with Achievement Bute’s geocachers

Achievement Bute's geocachers visit the public park at Craigmore.
Achievement Bute's geocachers visit the public park at Craigmore.

The programme of Easter school holiday activities run by local charity Achievement Bute continued on Thursday with a day of ‘geocaching’ at various locations around the island.

Geocaching, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices in which participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

The Achievement Bute version featured visits to Craigmore, Kerrycroy, Mount Stuart, the Black Park standing stones near Kingarth, Ettrick Bay and finally Port Bannatyne to hunt for a treasure trove hidden at each location.

Achievement Bute’s holiday programme continues this coming week with three days of drama, art and science at Rothesay Joint Campus.