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Bute Studio Trail Competition

The winners of this fantastic Visit Bute  competition are: Catherine Findlay, from Penicuilk.  Catherine says"  What wonderful news for a wet Monday morning! I have wanted to visit your magical island for so long!  My husband and and I are both interested in crafts -...

Bute Noir Competition

Visit Bute are running another competition! Thanks to the generosity of Bute Noir, we are able to offer two tickets to one event in this all-star weekend as follows: Where?  Rothesay Library. When? Saturday 4 August; 3.30pm. What?  "Now for something completely...

Bute Noir | 2018 Authors Announced

  Bute Noir revealed its line up this morning at 11am and what a fantastic collection of crime-writers they have for us in 2018! It's truly an international gathering with Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and American Alexandra Sokoloff appearing alongside Graeme...

Highland Games/Mount Stuart Competition

We are giving away a chance to win a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to Bute Highland Games on Saturday 11 August. This ticket will also give you free admittance to Mount Stuart Gardens on 12 August.  On both days, there is a chance to see Bluebird K7 on...

The Bute Gallery | Lindsay Turk Exhibition

Saturday night saw the opening of The Bute Gallery's first exhibition in its new and larger premises on Princes Street. This solo exhibition by Perth-based Lindsay Turk expresses her interest in capturing the most fleeting moments in the natural world; tiny studies of...

Motorhoming on Bute

This is written by Jonty and Morag Clews, who are frequent visitors to Bute. Normally, they come by boat, but here they describe their visit via Freebird 2 - their motorhome, as part of their year-long trip around the UK. We arrived at Wemyss Bay aboard our 6m Hymer...

Visit Bute Winter Competition – She’s a Winner!

The Bute House Party Competition has been won by Sai K from Glasgow.  She says: "Really excited to be the winner for the fantastic opportunity to stay at the house party. I have been planning to visit this wee island from long time. This would be the best opportunity...

Wildflowers on Bute

Guest Post: Text and photos courtesy of Roger Connard: As the springtime slowly starts its advance, it’s a good time to think about the wonderful array of wild flowers to be found on Bute. The island is home to over 800 species of vascular plants, not bad for an...

Bute Gin Festival 2018

Bute's 2018 Gin Festival was held over the weekend 9/10 February. Hosted by the Glenburn Hotel, the  Festival brought an eclectic mix of gins and gin makers to the Island. So, we went along (purely in the interests of research, you understand)!  As I said to my wife,...


This blog was submitted by Andrew Crosbie, who recounts a Round-Bute Bus Tour: After a train trip of just under an hour from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay and then a 35 minute ferry crossing I arrived in Rothesay where I crossed the road and got onto the open top bus...

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Forthcoming Events on Bute

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

    June 23 - November 18
  2. Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

    July 21 @ 12:00 am - July 22 @ 12:00 am
  3. Artists’ Trail Weekend

    July 21 - July 22
  4. Rothesay Castle | Late Night Opening

    July 21 @ 9:30 am - July 22 @ 7:30 pm
  5. Bute Produce | Sunday Work Party

    July 22