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April 2017
£8

Mount Stuart – Collections Talk – Garden Week

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,

Join our Collections Team for an in depth look at the 3rd Earl of Bute's interest in horticulture and botany. This will run on both 29th & 30th April. 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. We are also running special tours of our fantastic gardens in April and May. Location: Armoury

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Transclyde – John Goldie

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
£15

The Penman Jazz Band

April 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Victoria Hotel,
£15

BUTE JAZZ – 30 YEARS COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
292 Hall,

The Ugly Bug Ragtime 3 are the headline performers in a musical extravaganza afternoon that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival. Also appearing: West Bay Blues Bute Ukulele Band     This event will support the Bute Kidney Dialysis Project

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May 2017

COLINTRAIVE HOTEL MUSIC NIGHT – 19 MAY 17

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
colintraive hotel, Kyles of Bute Argyll and Bute PA22 3AS + Google Map

Scouk are playing on Friday night at the Colintraive Hotel. Time for an early meal (book via 01700841207), some great music and catch the ferry back to Bute. What's not to like? Sign up for the Visit Bute monthly newsletter. Find out what's happening on  Bute and get an early look at our fantastic competitions!

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BUTE GIN AND BEER FESTIVAL

May 26 - May 28
Various Locations on the Island,

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
Free

FAMILY DAY ON BUTE – PORT GALA: LIVE MUSIC

June 4 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Port Bannatyne Park, Port Bannatyne , Argyll and Bute United Kingdom + Google Map

Where is it?  Port Bannatyne Park on Bute. How to get there? Free shuttle bus to and from Guildford Square commencing 11.30 am. Last return 4.15 What to Listen to? Live music throughout the day from: West Bay Blues Band Anabrese Beth Swan Ewan Hare What to  do? Tug of War   Bouncy castle    Slush Bar   Lots of Stalls   Tombola,  Dog Show   Owl Magic   Sumo wrestler suits What to Eat and Drink? Beer Tent    BBQ with locally sourced burgers   Teas & Coffee…

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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

Rothesay Pavilion Doors Open Day Event

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Rothesay Pavilion,

Go behind the scenes at the Pavilion refurbishment.  All tours must be booked via Ann Russell ann@rothesaypavilion.co.uk Two tours:   from 10.30-12 and the next one will be from 1pm -2.30pm.

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£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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Rothesay Pavilion Hard Hat Tour

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rothesay Pavilion,

Go behind the scenes at the Pavilion refurbishment.  All tours must be booked via Ann Russell ann@rothesaypavilion.co.uk

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Free

Bute Photographic Society Exhibition

July 15 @ 10:00 am - July 16 @ 6:00 pm
Mount Stuart Visitor Centre, Mount Stuart
Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute Isle of Bute PA20 9LR United Kingdom
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Bute Studio Trail – Open Studio Weekend

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

28th Jul 2017 - 30th Jul 2017 – A Fabulous Weekend of Music, Food & Fun on the Isle of Bute.  See here for more  details. 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 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guildford Square, 20 Montague St
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute PA20 9DA United Kingdom
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Market at the Pier

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rothesay Cabbies Rest, Mid Pier
ROTHESAY, Argyll and Bute PA20 9AB United Kingdom
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Isle of Bute Trust runs a Sunday market on the last Sunday of each month between now and September. Experience the  best of local crafts, food, drink and art  -all right in the centre of Rothesay! Entry is free.

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£3

Bute Open Garden Weekend

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Marlene’s Garden, 1a Broadcroft Lane
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute PA209BA United Kingdom
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Here's a treat for the keen gardener!  A small but delightful hidden cottage garden with an emphasis on wildlife, there is a pond, unusual plantings, fruit and vegetables that are all growing in harmony. All monies raised support the charities sponsored by Scotland's Gardens. Open 1 -5 pm both days. To find it from the centre of Rothesay, proceed up High Street (B881) past the castle on the right till you come to Bussey's Carpet Shop in Broadcroft Lane - park…

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Home Baking-Ballianlay Teas

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballianlay Village Hall, Isle of Bute + Google Map

What is a " Ballianlay Tea?"?  .  For 3 Sundays in the summer,  the fantastic  home bakers of Ballianlay put on an afternoon tea.  It's a super event, and only a few miles from Rothesay.  The prices are excellent too!

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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. Now, to make this fascinating weekend even more attractive, we have put together a  little competition. You can win £50 of ferry vouchers and two tickets to Myra Duffy's Saturday morning tour - this is a great chance to hear Myra's perspective…

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Free

Rothesay Pavilion Hard Hat Tour

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rothesay Pavilion,

Go behind the scenes at the Pavilion refurbishment.  All tours must be booked via Ann Russell ann@rothesaypavilion.co.uk

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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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£5

Bute Bowling Competition

August 14 - August 19
Various Locations on the Island,

One Island, three bowling clubs, 5 days of fantastic bowling.  Teams can be all gents, all ladies or mixed. Entry for each competition £5 per person. Monday 14 Aug 17 - Rothesay Bowling Club - Triples competition: Winners prize £300. Runners-up £150. Tuesday/Wednesday 15-16 Aug 17. Craigmore Bowling Club. Pairs competition. Winners prize £300. Runners -up £100. Thursday/Friday 16-17 Aug 17. Ardbeg Bowling Club.Singles competition. Winners prize (both gents and ladies) £200. Runner up £100. Saturday 19 Aug 17. Rinks competition.…

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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,
£2

BUTE TRAIN ON THE PROM (MODEL RAILWAY ENTHUSIASTS READ ON)!

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Discovery Centre Rothesay, Victoria St, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute PA20 0AP United Kingdom
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The Isle of Bute Trust is bringing a model railway to Bute for the first time in years.  But this is one that  you can sit on…!   The train will be only a couple of hundred of metres from the Market on the Pier on the Sunday. The opening times are 1100 - 1700 on both: 26 & 27 August.     Thomas The Tank Engine meets the Seaside!

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Home Baking – Ballianlay Tea

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ballianlay Village Hall, Isle of Bute + Google Map

What is a ” Ballianlay Tea?”?  .  For 3 Sundays in the summer, the  the fantastic  home bakers of Ballianlay put on an afternoon tea.  It’s a super event, and only a few miles from Rothesay.  The prices are excellent too!

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Market at the Pier

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rothesay Cabbies Rest, Mid Pier
ROTHESAY, Argyll and Bute PA20 9AB United Kingdom
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Isle of Bute Trust runs a Sunday market on the last Sunday of each month between now and September. Experience the  best of local crafts, food, drink and art  -all right in the centre of Rothesay! Entry is free.

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September 2017

Transclyde Music:Eleanor McAvoy

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craigmore Bowling Club,
NYK

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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£10 - £16

Rothesay Cycling Weekend

September 16 - September 17
Various Locations on the Island,

A fantastic weekend of cycling only 90 minutes from Glasgow..! Programme (Click to see the poster) Saturday 16th September:   Serpentine Hill Climb. 10.30 Start: Youth event 1/4 mile. All ages ,16 years. 11.00 Start: Senior event (1/3 mile). All ages> 14 years. £100 prize for quickest Senior donated by the Bike Shed Bute.   Circuit of Bute 2- Up TT.  1.15 pm start: Min age  12 years.   CycloCross.  5.30pm start: 50 mins & lap of a flat fast…

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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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Market at the Pier

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rothesay Cabbies Rest, Mid Pier
ROTHESAY, Argyll and Bute PA20 9AB United Kingdom
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Isle of Bute Trust runs a Sunday market on the last Sunday of each month between now and September. Experience the  best of local crafts, food, drink and art  -all right in the centre of Rothesay! Entry is free.

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Transclyde Music – Junkman’s Choir

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

Port Inn Bute:Jim Macaulay

September 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Port Inn, 44 Marine Rd, Port Bannatyne
Bute, PA20 0LW United Kingdom
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Live Music  - 9pm till late!

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October 2017
Free

Mount Stuart -SatArtDay

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Stuart House,
Free

Rothesay Pavilion Hard Hat Tour

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rothesay Pavilion,

Go behind the scenes at the Pavilion refurbishment.  All tours must be booked via Ann Russell ann@rothesaypavilion.co.uk

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Transclyde Music: Des Horsfall

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