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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...

Golf on Bute Part 3: Port Bannatyne Golf Course

Iain Macleod, who has been golfing here since the 1950s, completes his trilogy by discussing Bute's 3rd Course: Port Bannatyne. Although the youngest of the three Bute courses, Port Bannatyne dates back to the year of the Titanic disaster and celebrated its centenary...

Golf on Bute Part 2 : Rothesay Golf Club

Our guest blogger this month is, once again, Iain Macleod, who has been golfing here since the 1950s.  Here, Iain covers the development of the second of Bute's 3 fantastic Golf Courses: Rothesay.   In contrast with the flat, links-like Kingarth layout, Rothesay Golf...

Golf on Bute Part 1: Bute Golf Club

Our guest blogger this month is Iain Macleod, who has been golfing here since the 1950s....! Golf on the Island For an island 15 miles long by 4 miles wide, occupying a land area of less than 50 square miles, Bute is particularly well endowed in the opportunities for...


The Visit Bute Team will be representing the Island at the Scottish Boat Show in Inverkip (13 -15 Oct 17). Go along and meet them -find out what's happening on Bute in 2018, and enter our great winter competition. Click here for more. Don't forget that you can reserve...

Feedback from California

We are always happy to have feedback from satisfied visitors. In this case, from Berkeley, California.  John, who visited a few days ago, writes:   "It was a truly wonderful trip, Alisdair. 10 days in Scotland and we didn’t open a brolly even once. Is this a record?...

Glenburn Golf Competition – Another Winner!

The winner of the latest Glenburn Golf weekend competition is Jan, from Greenock. Jan says" "Love visiting Bute - can't believe I've won a competition.  Looking forward to staying in The Glenburn for the first time. The views are fantastic. My husband is a keen golfer...

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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. Tighnabruich Gallery | Jane Hunter | Hush

    July 28 @ 3:00 pm - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
  3. The Bute Gallery | Stanley Bird

    August 3 @ 7:00 pm - August 31 @ 7:00 pm
  4. Bluebird on Bute

    August 4 - August 18
  5. Women’s Sea Kayak Festival

    August 17 @ 12:00 am - August 19 @ 12:00 am