A new project which will see a kayak trail created throughout Argyll and Bute is nearing completion, with work at the Bute access point now finished.
Argyll Coastal Waters, delivered by Argyll and Bute Council and Oban-based social enterprise Stramash, will also include the development of paddle sports throughout the area, and the placement of apprentices at outdoor businesses, and has been funded by Coastal Communities Fund, Argyll and the Isles LEADER programme, and Argyll and Bute Council.
Access sites at Ganavan, Toward, Arduaine, Dunoon and Bute Forest (near Buttock Point, at the northern tip of the island) are finished, with the site at Crinan 75 percent complete. Work is yet to begin at Tarbert but is expected to get underway soon with a completion estimated around August 2014.
The kayak trail has its own dedicated website which is expected to go live in June.
Argyll and Bute has huge development potential along its coastline and this project will exploit some of that potential and lay down a marker for the further development of kayak links throughout the area.