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Bute ‘could cash in on canine tourism’

Attlee, the inspiration for Phileas Dogg's Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain, on holiday on Bute.

Attlee, the inspiration for Phileas Dogg's Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain, on holiday on Bute.

 

Bute could follow in the footsteps of Cornwall by marketing itself as a dog-friendly holiday destination, according to author Jane Common.

Jane, whose parents, Mick and Branwen, live in Port Bannatyne, is the author - along with her faithful companion Attlee - of Phileas Dogg’s Guide to Dog-Friendly Holidays in Britain, billed as “the only travel guide to the United Kingdom written by dogs, for dogs” and published this week.

The book is born out of Jane and Attlee’s ‘Phileas Dogg’ website (www.phileas dogg.com), which was born in late 2009 and features reviews of the dog-friendliness of towns, and their eateries and accommodation, the length and breadth of Britain.

“It’s a fanatastic place for dogs,” Jane said. “There are great walks all around Bute, and since Cornwall has just started a marketing campaign based on being Britain’s dog-friendliest county, there could be a place for marketing Bute as a dog-friendly island.”

* Read more from our chat with Jane in the May 16 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.

 

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