Your guide to civil ceremonies in Argyll and Bute

Bute and Cowal Cowal lies at the gateway to the Highlands and also provides the Dunoon town centre or Hunters Quay, just a few minutes outside the town.

has a magnificent view point overlooking the Kyles of Bute) Portavadie, Kilfinan and surrounding villages.

marine gateway to Scotland’s first national park - the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. If you are travelling by road from Glasgow on the M8 you should head to Gourock, where there are two ferry services across the Clyde to Dunoon – one carries vehicles and passengers (Western Ferries) and the other is passenger only (Calmac Ferries). This trip gives you a wonderful introduction to the Cowal peninsula, including a different perspective on the town of Dunoon as you arrive by sea. The mountains surrounding the sea lochs provide a spectacular backdrop as the ferry docks at either

Alternatively, you can travel by road using the A82 then onto the A83, which takes you along the ‘bonnie banks of Loch Lomond’ to join the A815 itself well worth travelling with its magnificent scenery and views of beautiful Loch Eck. Five miles north of Dunoon is the Younger Botanic Garden at Benmore, best known for its avenue of giant redwood trees which were planted in 1863 and are now among the highest in Britain. Cowal covers the areas of Toward, Hunters Quay, Strone, Ardentinny, Loch Eck, Strachur, Lochgoilhead, Tighnabruaich (the road to Tighnabruaich

‘The ceremony itself was just perfect and so meaningful.’

Ricky Baillie Photography


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