Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park

On the picturesque Kyles of Bute, tucked away on Argyll’s Secret Coast is the Caol Ruadh Sculpture park (pronounced Col Ru). Looking out over the Kyles of Bute, the park is a unique outdoor gallery promoting and selling contemporary sculpture created in Scotland, as well as exhibiting artists’ installation works.

Part of a 20 acre estate, the grounds are a mixture of native woodland, creative landscaped gardens, wide open expanses with views over the Kyles, and natural rugged rock formations. The frequent and fast changing weather patterns create a rich palette of colours, moods and light.
Caol Ruadh, a statuesque late Victorian house (meaning ’red house on the narrows’), sits comfortably at the heart of the park and is an unmissable landmark on the Kyles of Bute in Scotland’s Argyll.

ARTISTS FOR 2013 MARITIME EXHIBITIONRuaridh Allen, Tom Allan, Melanie Chmielewska, Fanny Lam Christie, Kevin Dagg, Helen Denerley,Guy Elder, Lorna Fraser, Andrea Geile, Su Grierson, Emma Herman-Smith, Hironori Katagiri, Trevor Leat, Shona Leitch, Dugald MacInnes, Andy McClintock, Illona Morrice, Rob Mulholland, Mies Murphy-Steegers, Tim Pomeroy, Jenny Pope, Johannes Sailer, Paul Stallan, Frances Sutton, Kate Thomson


Visit Us
We are now CLOSED. We will reopen with new Exhibition next May 2014Admission Adults £3 Children Free
All dogs are welcome on a leadThurs – Mon 11am – 6pm
Wed by appointment

Arriving by road (please look at blog as there is a picture of the turning)

Take the A82 out of Glasgow on the north side of the Clyde River. Go up Loch Lomond to Tarbet. Carry on on the A83 to Arrochar and over the Rest and be Thankful towards Cairndow. At the bottom of Glen Kinglas take left turn onto A815 to Strachur. At Strachur turn right onto A886 to Glendaruel and on to Colintraive. When in Colintraive follow directions below.

Alternatively by ferry

Take M8 out of Glasgow direction Greenock. Continue through Greenock to Gourock and around the bay at Gourock to McInroy’s Point. Take Western Ferries from there to Hunters Quay across the Clyde. Western Ferries runs a continuous service back and forth.

At Hunters Quay, turn right at the exit to the ferry terminal on the coast road direction Sandbank. After about 2 miles, at a T junction turn right onto A815 main road at Sandbank. Drive about 2 miles to a sign for Colintraive and Tighnabruaich on left B836. Turn left onto this road and follow mountain road for around 11 miles to end – a T junction with A886. Turn left again on A886 direction Colintraive. Go about 6 miles almost to Colintraive village centre.

Just after the sign for Colintraive but before you enter the village, turn right onto Coastal Road (B866) which winds round to the right. Caol Ruadh is on left about a half mile along this narrow coastal road. Red brick pillars show entrance.


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