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Work begins on Bute kayak trail stop

Work is under way on the construction of a stop-off point on the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail at Buttock Point, at the northern tip of Bute.

Work is under way on the construction of a stop-off point on the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail at Buttock Point, at the northern tip of Bute.

 

Construction work has begun on a stop-off point for kayakers at the north end of Bute.

The facility near Buttock Point, at the northern tip of the island, will comprise a small camping ground, timber rest stop and composting toilet.

The small-scale development, on land leased by Argyll and Bute Council from the Bute Community Land Company, will form one of the stop-off points on the Argyll and Bute Kayak Trail between Helensburgh and Oban - and the only one on the trail not accessible by road.

Construction work, which is expected to take three weeks, is being carried out by Sandbank-based contractors Storie (Argyll) Ltd, with materials being brought to the site by boat.

Planning permission for the development was granted by the council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee in August.

The kayak trail project has received funding of £369,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund, generated from Crown Estate revenues, and £150,000 from the LEADER European funding programme.

 

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