Isle of Bute Photographic Breaks
The location for this 3-day weekend photographic break is the Beautiful Isle of Bute which is often described as "The Jewel in the Clyde", with stunning views and a plethora of wildlife. The Isle of Bute is Scotland's most accessible island (less than 2 hours from Glasgow), with regular ferries from both Wemyss Bay and Colintraive.
In order to give participating photographers the best of individual attention, the events are limited to 6 participating photographers, and photographic guidance will be provided by professional photographers Philip Kirkham and Richard Christie, both of whom are based on Bute. Philip's photographic expertise is primarily wildlife photography, and his work has been published in various books, magazines and newspapers, including the recently published "Birds of Argyll", The Daily Telegraph, The Times and many others. His landscape photographs also feature on mats and coasters produced by "Picture Bute", of which over 20,000 have been sold all over the world. Richard's expertise is with portraits and reportage. He is also capturing some stunning landscape images from around Bute which he converts to black and white for wonderful effects. His work has appeared in various newspapers, and he has also worked for channel 4TV, fashion TV, and more recently as a self employed wedding photographer.
The programme will include visits to the most photogenic locations on the island, renowned for landscape, panorama, flora and fauna. Transport around the island will be provided by Picture Bute.
One of the days will be enjoyed in the grounds of Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Bute. The house itself is described as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the country.
- 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation and one dinner at the 3-star (Scottish Tourist Board) Ardyne Guest House.
- Packed lunch at Mount Stuart.
- Dinner at Mount Stuart.
- Venue entrance fees.
- Guidance by two professional photographers.
- Transport around Bute.
All this for just £450 per person - or £200 for non-photography partners who will be at leisure to enjoy the island and join the party for evening meals.
Please contact us for more information on dates available this year.
Tel: 01700 500030
Mob: 07973 217659
Ardyne Guest House
|2.00pm||Arrive from 2.00 pm at the Ardyne Guest House in time for a home-cooked Taste of Bute dinner. We will ask you to pre-book your menu choices.|
|9.00||Welcome presentation by Phil Kirkham and Isle of Bute DVD in the lounge|
|9.00||Leave guest house for a 20-minute visit to Picture Bute to look at photos and processing|
|9.30||Travel to Kyles of Bute for landscapes, then seals at Ascog|
|11.30||Travel to Mount Stuart gardens|
|12.30pm||Packed lunch at Mount Stuart|
|1.30||Photography in Mount Stuart gardens including visit to Calvary pond and macro-photography of flowers and insects|
|7.00||Dinner at Mount Stuart|
|9.00||Leave guest house for Kilchattan Bay, via reservoir and Wee Bay, then n to St. Blanes and Standing Stones.|
|12.00pm||Lunch at the Kingarth Hotel.|
|1.00||On to Straad, Loch Quien and Ettrick Bay.|
|4.00||Return to guest house, and we wish you a safe journey home.|