• Absolute Bute: the Scottish island that could just have it all

    6 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    The UK press claimed the refugees who settled on this island in the Firth of Clyde hated it, but novelist Sophie Cooke finds it full of great food, walks, beaches - and more than a few contented Syrians Once the beach resort of choice for fashionable Glaswegians, the Isle of Bute lies in the Firth of Clyde, a short distance from Scotland's biggest city. This year, it became more famous as the place refugees from Syria said they wanted to leave. Focusing on a run-down economy familiar to many British seaside resorts, the UK press painted Bute as a place with no future. But Bute turned the...
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