Mount Stuart Trust Announces Community Consultation on Proposed Ettrick Bay Campsite

17th January 2023

Mount Stuart Trust Announces Community Consultation on Proposed Ettrick Bay Campsite

On 19 January 2023 Mount Stuart Trust will host two consultation events on new proposals to site a campsite at Ettrick Bay.

The consultation events form part of Mount Stuart Trust’s commitment to engage meaningfully with members of the local community on its land use activities across the Island.

The drop-in sessions will take place at the Ettrick Bay Café between 1pm and 3pm and at The Bank of Ideas in Rothesay between 4pm and 6pm. Members of the community will have an opportunity to view drawings of the proposed site and raise any questions with the Mount Stuart Trust team.

Fiona Hardie, Community Liaison Officer, Mount Stuart Trust said: “We are aware that concerns have been raised about visitors parking vehicles on the verges and footpaths at Ettrick Bay and leaving rubbish behind when they leave. The proposals will explore an opportunity to create a dedicated space for campervans and caravans to avoid this happening in the future.

“The next step in the process is for us to understand the thoughts and opinions of those who live and work on the Island and we would encourage as many people as possible to attend.”

For those who are unable to take part in the events, drawings of the proposed site can be viewed at the links below and any feedback provided by filling out this form and returning it to

- Site Proposal - Ettrick Bay

- Location Overview

Later this month the Mount Stuart Trust will be launching their community engagement strategy following a survey undertaken in 2022.


For further information contact:

Fiona Hardie

Community Liaison Officer

About The Mount Stuart Trust

The Mount Stuart Trust is a Charitable Trust managed by a board of independent Trustees, which works to facilitate public interest, understanding and appreciation of the arts, architecture and the rural environment.

The Trust manages and maintains a series of assets across the Isle of Bute, including Mount Stuart House and gardens, 36 farms, 110 residential properties, 1447 hectares acres of woodland and approximately 21 commercial properties, including golf courses, bowling greens, fishing and gaming leases.

All funds generated through its operations are reinvested into the Trust to ensure a long-term sustainable future that continues to create economic value for the Isle of Bute through employment, tourism revenue, housing and much more.