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June 2018

New Visual Arts Exhibition: to The Power of Twelve – Christine Borland

June 23 - November 18
Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart Trust is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Christine Borland, as part of its ongoing Contemporary Visual Arts Programme. Borland is returning to Mount Stuart, having been one of the first artists invited to respond to the historic house and its collections in 2003. This year, with the centenary of the WWI armistice, it is timely that she returns to Mount Stuart, inspired by its history as a WWI naval hospital. to The Power of Twelve will…

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July 2018

Mount Stuart | Toy Hospital

July 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mount Stuart House

Our current Visual Arts Exhibition is inspired by Mount Stuart’s history as a hospital during WWI so we’re opening a Toy Hospital on 17th July! Come along to the Learning Studio with any sick or tired toys, needing some TLC for some simple surgery and kindly nursing.

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Mount Stuart | Toy Hospital

July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Stuart House

Our current Visual Arts Exhibition is inspired by Mount Stuart’s history as a hospital during WWI so we’re opening a Toy Hospital on 17th July! Come along to the Learning Studio with any sick or tired toys, needing some TLC for some simple surgery and kindly nursing.

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Bute Produce | Grow Your Own

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The perfect opportunity to learn how to grow your own fruit and veg. You will spend time getting hands on experience while learning the practical skills that will allow you to, once finished, start growing on your own! Tuesday 17/07/18 2pm-4pm call 01700 503181 to sign up

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Mount Stuart | Mini Moss Worlds

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mount Stuart House

Moss at Mount Stuart Inspired by our new Visual Arts exhibition ‘to The Power of Twelve’ by Christine Borland join us to create some mini-moss worlds. Meet at the Learning Studio. Bring along the whole family. Perfect for children aged 3-12 but we will try to accommodate older and younger siblings. For more details contact morven@mountstuart.com

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Mount Stuart | Parachute Games

July 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mount Stuart House

Parachute Games! Join us on the Front Lawn 11.30am-12.30pm for some parachute games. Bring along the whole family! For more details contact morven@mountstuart.com

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Artist’s Trail Weekend

July 21 - July 22
Various Locations on the Island
Free

Bute Studio Trail 2018

July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Various Locations on the Island
Free

Save the date for 2019!

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Rothesay Castle | Late Night Opening

July 21 @ 9:30 am - July 22 @ 7:30 pm
Rothesay Castle, Castlehill St
Rothesay, PA20 ODA
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Saturdays and Sundays in July- Open until 8pm (last entry 7.30pm) On weekends in July, join us to enjoy Rothesay Castle at twilight. You don’t need to book, just plan your visit and pay on arrival.

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Bute Produce | Training | Master Composter

July 22 @ 12:00 am - July 23 @ 12:00 am

  Do you see food as a valuable resource? Why not learn how to use it to grow more! This workshop explains the science behind composting whilst giving you practical experience on how to get the best of what we leave. 2-day course, Free of charge! 01700 503181 for further details and to sign up.

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Bute Produce | Sunday Work Party

July 22

Come along and help us with our regular Sunday work party at the community beds on Battery Place 01700 503181 to find out more

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Bute Produce | Bee Talk

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about the important role that bees take in the environment, the part pollination plays and how we can care for them and look after them to give our ecology the best possible start.  

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Bute Produce | Grow Your Own

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The perfect opportunity to learn how to grow your own fruit and veg. You will spend time getting hands on experience while learning the practical skills that will allow you to, once finished, start growing on your own!  call 01700 503181 to sign up Tuesday 24/07/18 2pm-4pm

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Rothesay Castle | Late Night Opening

July 28 @ 9:30 am - July 29 @ 7:30 pm

  Saturdays and Sundays in July- Open until 8pm (last entry 7.30pm) On weekends in July, join us to enjoy Rothesay Castle at twilight. You don’t need to book, just plan your visit and pay on arrival.

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Bute Produce | Grow Your Own

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The perfect opportunity to learn how to grow your own fruit and veg. You will spend time getting hands on experience while learning the practical skills that will allow you to, once finished, start growing on your own call 01700 503181 to sign up to any of them.    

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August 2018

Bute Produce | Where Our Food Comes From

August 1

  Visit two local farms with us to find out more about where your food comes from. Phone 01700 503181 to find out more

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Bute Noir Crime Writing Festival

August 3 @ 12:00 am - August 5 @ 12:00 am

Bute Bikers Festival

August 3 - August 5
Port Bannatyne Park Port Bannatyne , Argyll and Bute United Kingdom + Google Map

Come on folks you know you want to. This is the bike rally on Bute held on the first weekend of August. There will be 2 bands on both the Friday and Saturday nights. On the Friday we have a local duo called IT TAKES TWO, followed by the legend that is JEFF JEFFREY.On the Saturday night we have the Glasgow band OVERDRIVE, followed by the results to the Miss Island contest. And last but not least we have GORDON'S…

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Bluebird on Bute

August 4 - August 17
loch Fad, Loch Fad
Rothesay, Arg PA20 9PA United Kingdom
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Free

The Bluebird Project is coming to Bute to learn to handle a two-ton jet hydroplane – yikes! Donald Campbell You see, it’s half a century since anyone put her in the water then got her back out again. Or put fuel in and started the engine whilst afloat. No one knows how she handles or the best way to jump out in a hurry if needs-be. We need to work all these things out so the name of the game…

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Bute Agricultural Show

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Meadows Park Rothesay, + Google Map

Winnie Hawkes | Bute Agricultural Show | 1930s Come along to the show field at the top of the High Street and see the very best in Bute's annual Agricultural Show. This even has been running since 1806 and this year you will see the immaculately groomed horses, cattle, sheep, chickens ... and possibly an alpaca!   Be impressed by the dancing competitions, pick your favourite in the dog show, see the ponies and be wowed by the Drakes of Hazard!…

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Bute Highland Games

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rothesay Showground, High Street
Rothesay,
£10

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 just what shinty is all…

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Women’s Sea Kayak Festival

August 17 - August 19
Ettrick Bay Argyll and Bute PA20 0QX United Kingdom + Google Map
FULL
Women's Sea Kayak Festival

The Women's Sea Kayak Festival returns to Bute for the 5th time in 2018! The festival is all about exploring the beautiful coastline by sea kayak, with other female paddlers and meeting and learning from top level female coaches and guides. We’re proud to support and facilitate an all female-led coaching team with an emphasis on learning and fun. This weekend-long event is supported by Port Edgar Watersports CIC. Please note, the event is fully subscribed, but there is a…

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Ballianlay Tea

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballianlay Village Hall, Isle of Bute + Google Map

What is a "Ballianlay Tea"?  These events run for 3 months during the summer, and feature tea (or coffee) and fantastic home baking. All is produced by the members of the Scottish Women's Institute - many from Ballianlay. Tea, scones, and local #ButeHospitality, in a fantastic setting only 5 miles from Rothesay  -what's not to like?  But go along early, before all the best cakes get eaten! Ballianlay Tea in full swing!   EPSON MFP image

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Transclyde Music | Jamie Martin Band

August 31 @ 7:15 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club

Another fantastic night from the team at Transclyde Music at Craigmore More details to follow. Please not that this is a Friday evening gig.

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September 2018

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

September 1 @ 12:00 am - September 2 @ 12:00 am
The Glenburn Hotel, Mountstuart Rd
Rothesay , Argyll and Bute PA20 9JP United Kingdom
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Jacky Webbe as Diana Ross

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Bute Flower Show

September 1 @ 12:00 am - September 2 @ 12:00 am
Rothesay Trinity Church

Baird Award Dinner

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
The Victoria Hotel

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

September 8 @ 12:00 am - September 9 @ 12:00 am

Rock Stewart – Rod Stewart Tribute

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Baird Gala Day (Festival of Flight)

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Various Locations on the Island

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

September 15 @ 12:00 am - September 16 @ 12:00 am

Abba Vous

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Rothesay Cycling Weekend

September 15 @ 12:00 am - September 16 @ 12:00 am
Various Locations on the Island

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

September 22 @ 12:00 am - September 23 @ 12:00 am

Anthony Edwards as Michael Jackson

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Transclyde Music | Paul Rose Band

September 22 @ 7:15 pm

Another great night of acoustic music organised by Transclyde Music at Craigmore Bowling Club. More details to follow.

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Market on the Pier

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

September 29 @ 12:00 am - September 30 @ 12:00 am

Debbie Farrell as Shirley Bassey

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October 2018

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

October 6 @ 12:00 am - October 7 @ 12:00 am

Adam Carter as Elvis

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Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

October 13 @ 12:00 am - October 14 @ 12:00 am

Paul Sylvester as Nat King Cole

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Transclyde Music | Steve Rodgers Band

October 13 @ 7:15 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club

Another great night of acoustic music organised by Transclyde Music at Craigmore Bowling Club. The Steve Rodgers Band. More details to follow.

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Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

October 20 @ 12:00 am - October 21 @ 12:00 am

All Stars Multi Tribute Show

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Bute Produce | Seed Saving Course

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an important way to start and maintain a sustainable vegetable patch or allotment. This workshop will explain why you should practice seed saving, how to do it and how to get the best results.   Tel: 01700 503181 for full details   Also Monday 19/11/18 1pm-4pm

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Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

October 27 @ 12:00 am - October 28 @ 12:00 am

CJ Jackson – Soul & Motown

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November 2018

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

November 3 @ 12:00 am - November 4 @ 12:00 am

Anthony Edwards as Michael Jackson

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Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

November 10 @ 12:00 am - November 11 @ 12:00 am

Ben Smiths Rat Pack Show

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Transclyde Music | Nick Harper

November 10 @ 8:00 am
Craigmore Bowling Club

Another night of fantastic acoustic sounds from Transclyde Music - Nick Harper at Craigmore Bowling Club. More details to follow.

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Bute Produce | Hazel Tree Pruning

November 11 @ 12:00 am

Time for a trim of the hazel trees. November is the time that we will be looking to cut back the hazel trees planted in Battery Place. Come along and learn how you can apply this valuable skill to your own garden. Sunday 11/11/18 Time TBC

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Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

November 17 @ 12:00 am - November 18 @ 12:00 am

Joel Coombes as Elton John

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Bute Produce | Seed Saving Course

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is an important way to start and maintain a sustainable vegetable patch or allotment. This workshop will explain why you should practice seed saving, how to do it and how to get the best results.   Tel: 01700 503181 for full details    

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Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

November 24 @ 12:00 am - November 25 @ 12:00 am

Rock Stewart – Rod Stewart Tribute

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December 2018

Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

December 1 @ 12:00 am - December 2 @ 12:00 am

Adam Carter as Elvis

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