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April 2017

CABARET – GLENBURN HOTEL

April 1 - December 9
The Glenburn Hotel, Mountstuart Rd
Rothesay , Argyll and Bute PA20 9JP United Kingdom
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                 The Glenburn hotel is running a series of Cabaret evenings throughout 2017. See the list below for the artists being covered:         April May June 1st April – Shirley Bassey 6th May – Phil Collins 3rd June – Soul & Motown 8th April – Soul & Motown 13th May – Truly Elton 10th June – Elvis 15th April – Tina Turner 20th May – Bootleg Bee Gees 17th June…

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May 2017

BUTE GIN AND BEER FESTIVAL

May 26 - May 28
Various Locations on the Island,
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Here's a great idea!  One  island, 4 bars, live music, food gin and beer All in under 90 mins from Glasgow. To make it even more attractive we are throwing in a prize worth £90! (Ferry vouchers worth £50; two tickets (value £20)  to the evening gig on Sat 27 May at Bute Brew Co; and a meal for two at Greenfry worth £20) . To enter the competition, click this link and complete the form.        …

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Transclyde Music – JJ(Jinky) Gilmour

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
Free

Mount Stuart – Drop in Art Session

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,

Join us on the last Saturday of every month (until 24 June )  in the Learning Studio for free drop in art sessions for the whole family!

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£8

Mount Stuart – Collections Talk – Museum Day

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,

Celebrate Museum Day with our Curator's pick of the Top 20 items from the Bute Collection. There are so many wonderful treasures in our Collection picking just 20 will be a struggle! This will run on both 27th and 28th May. Pre-booking is recommended as space will be limited. The cost of this talk is £8.00 or free with a Friends ticket or membership. Location: Armoury

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£8

Mount Stuart – Rhododendron Tour

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,

Join our Living Collections Manager for a tour of our award winning rhododendrons! Meet at the House and take a leisurely tour around the grounds ending at the Visitor Centre. The cost of this tour is £8.00 or free with a Friends ticket or membership.

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June 2017

PORT GALA

June 4
Port Bannatyne Park, Port Bannatyne , Argyll and Bute United Kingdom + Google Map

The annual Port Bannatyne Gala Day - fun for all the family!  POC for stalls is Phyllis Ward .

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Rothesay Golf Club – Stableford Competition

June 4
Rothesay Golf Club, Glebelands Rd
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute PA20 9HN United Kingdom
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Transclyde Music: Hickman and Cassidy

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,

ROUND BUTE RACE

June 24
Isle of Bute Sailing Club,

Hosted annually by the Isle of Bute Sailing Club, this approximately 45 mile race takes place around the beautiful Isle Of Bute. More than just a spectacular backdrop, this area boasts some of the best sailing grounds in the world. We offer lots of classes, giving everyone a chance to bring home a trophy, whatever your skill level or yacht type.   See this  link for more information and a video of of the 2016 Race.

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Free

Mount Stuart – Drop in Art Session

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,

Join us on the last Saturday of every month (until 24 June )  in the Learning Studio for free drop in art sessions for the whole family!

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£11.50

Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,

Date     Daily from 31 March – 29 October (viewing by appointment only 30 October 2017 – 14 January 2018) Time    Exhibition opening times TBC Price   Free of charge with general admission or Hunterian ticket Art of Power is an exciting new collaborative exhibition, split across two venues, The Hunterian, Glasgow and Mount Stuart.

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£8

Mount Stuart -Collections Talk – Refugee Week

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,

Join our Collections Team for a talk on the 3rd Marquess of Bute's connection to Syria. This will run on both 24th  & 25th June. Pre-booking is recommended as space will be limited. The cost of this talk is £8.00 or free with a Friends ticket or membership

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July 2017
£15

JAZZ ON BUTE -THE PENMAN JAZZ BAND

July 8 @ 8:30 pm
The Victoria Hotel,
Free

Mount Stuart -Achievement Bute Dens Week

July 10 - July 17
Mount Stuart House,

Join us in July for our ever popular Dens Week organised by Achievement Bute! Kids of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us in the policies to have a go at creating (and then dismantling) a den made from whatever we can find! Time TBC - check the Mount Stuart website for details.

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BUTE STUDIO TRAIL – OPEN STUDIOS

July 22 - July 23
Various Locations on the Island,

IBAC – Isle of Bute’s Artists’ Collective – was established in 2007 in response to the need for a supportive network for the Island’s artists and craftspeople.  The core group has since grown and we felt it was time to put our artists on the map – literally!  The 2012 Studio Trail was our first event. We have grown year on year and with more new members this year, we are very excited about our 2017 event which will take place on 22nd &…

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Transclyde Music: John Wort Hannam

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
£80

ButeFest 2017

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - July 30 @ 11:55 am
The Meadows Park, Rothesay, + Google Map
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28th Jul 2017 - 30th Jul 2017 – A Fabulous Weekend of Music, Food & Fun on the Isle of Bute Come over and be part of the most accessible island Music Festival. A family friendly festival with great music, yummy food, superb drink and best of all, a wonderful setting.  All this on an island 33 miles as the crow flies from Glasgow

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Free

Light Up Bute – Tribute To Disney

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Guildford Square, 20 Montague St
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute PA20 9DA United Kingdom
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August 2017

CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL – BUTE NOIR

August 4 - August 6
Various Locations on the Island,

This is the second year of Bute Noir, the Island's very own crime writing festival. Meet the authors, understand their motivation, and hear them read their works. Click the icons for more details, or download the programme here.   Sign up for the Visit Bute newsletter - get advance notice of competitions and events.

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£29

Isle of Bute Golf Bonanza

August 11 - August 13
Various Locations on the Island,

Make a weekend of it to play 54 holes over the two courses. Prizes galore, and all for under £30. August 11th: Rothesay GC - Seniors Open 3 Age Categories. £10 Entry. Overall prize fund  - £500.00. Extra prizes on the day. August 12th - Rothesay GC - Mclean Cup £10 Entry. Handicap limit 18. 18 Hole strokeplay competition. Overall prize fund of £545.00. August 13th  - Kingarth Open (Bute GC) £9 Entry. Total prize fund - £360 (including £100 first prize).

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Free

Raft Race

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Isle of Bute Sailing Club,

The race is undoubtedly now a favourite in the island’s summer calendar.  Come along and enjoy the spectacle.

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£10

BUTE HIGHLAND GAMES

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rothesay Showground, High Street
Rothesay,
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Welcome to Bute Highland Games What better way to indulge yourself in the pure flavour of Scotland than to experience at first hand the magic of a Highland Games set on a beautiful Scottish island? The wonderful and haunting music of pipe bands; the supreme expertise and skill of highland dancers; the prowess and strength of heavy event athletes and wrestlers; the enthusiasm and energy of track runners; the sheer endurance of road race competitors and an opportunity to see…

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Transclyde Music: Claude Bourbon

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
September 2017

Transclyde Music:Eleanor McAvoy

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
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Baird of Bute Awards Dinner

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Victoria Hotel,

Celebrate work of the Baird of Bute Society

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Free

BUTE FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT

September 9 @ 12:00 pm
Ettrick Bay, Argyll and Bute PA20 0QX United Kingdom + Google Map

Commemorate the first powered flight in Scotland - the annual event is back for 2017.

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TBC

TEE IN THE PORT: THE SKUNNERED

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Port Village Hall, Castle St
Port Bannaatyne, Argyll and Bute United Kingdom
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A fantastic September weekend event.

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Transclyde Music – Junkman’s Choir

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
October 2017

Transclyde Music: Des Horsfall

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isle of Bute Sailing Club,
November 2017
Free

Light Up Bute – Rock the Prom

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rothesay Promenade,

Transclyde Music: Slocam Ramblers

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
February 2018

Transclyde Music: Anna Coogan

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
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