Register for Ramblers Scotland’s Gathering 2024

The Gathering is a chance to meet Ramblers from across Scotland on the Isle of Bute from 26 to 29 April 2024

***Due to high demand, all places have been taken for this year's Gathering in Bute in April 2024. However, a reserve list is being maintained and enquiries should be made by emailing***

Ramblers members from across Scotland are invited to join us on the Isle of Bute from Friday 26 to Monday 29 April 2024 for a long weekend of fun walks and socialising.

It is the first time that the popular volunteer-run festival has been held on an island, after decades of successful annual meets on the Scottish mainland. 

Members of Isle of Bute Ramblers are looking forward to welcoming everyone to their beautiful island for the spring weekend.

The Gathering 2024 offers you the chance to: 

  • Enjoy easy and moderate walking with fellow Ramblers
  • Make new friends with Ramblers from different parts of the nation
  • Complete the much-loved West Island Way

Activities will be centred around Rothesay, the attractive main town on the island. 

There is a choice of two ferry routes to reach Bute, where you will be greeted by a small team of Ramblers volunteers who are working with our local group to ensure the best walks in the area are on offer. 

The walks will be led by experienced local leaders free transport provided to the drop-off and/or pick-up points for the walks.  

All abilities will be catered for and there is also a ceilidh on Saturday evening. 

A variety of accommodation is available on the island from camping, hostel, bed and breakfast to a dinner bed and breakfast rate at the main hotel on the island.   

Bookings for the Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay will be taken from 1 November 2023, assuming you have also registered and paid the fee of £25. Accommodation reservations at the Glenburn can only be made by calling the Hotel on 01700 502500.

To register for the Gathering, complete this online form, or for more information, simply email:

All Ramblers Scotland members are welcome, whether you normally walk with a Group or choose to walk with friends or on your own.


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