What can you do near the Colintraive Heritage Centre?
External display boards have information about the varied habitats and creatures found in the Kyles of Bute National Scenic Area Stand here in the summer, to listen to and watch the coming and goings of our swallows and other woodland birds.
The ‘green’ formerly part of the shinty pitch is a place for ball games. Walk across it to visit the polytunnel. In here you can admire the variety of fruit, vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers grown in rented, raised beds by villagers. Alternatively, follow the path around the polytunnel, go through the gate. Then follow the path to the beautiful shores of the National Scenic Area of the Kyles of Bute.
Cross the road and walk behind the village hall to explore the Colintraive Community Garden. In this peaceful spot enjoy the variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and sit by the pond. After heavy rain, the viewing platform over the Milton Burn is a wonderful place to stand to see and hear the waterfall.
Use the tables, benches, and outdoor shelter to enjoy the view, picnic or to watch the bowls. Young children can play in the Wendy house and sandpit.
Nearby is the Colintraive Hotel. It provides a warm welcome and serves meals, snacks, and a variety of drinks. There is a post office from Monday to Friday and a small shop open daily 9am to 12 noon.