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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...

Mark Beaumont does Bute!

Mark Beaumont visited Bute, as part of his Wild about Argyll tour. This short video shows many of the attributes of our beautiful Island. You can see more of Mark's adventures here.  Read more about cycling on Bute, and win a Bute Experience here. If you are a...


This has been sent us by the Scottish travel writer Roger McCann. You can see more of his interesting work at  writearoundscotland.com The Beauty of the Isle of Bute. There had been no need to rush on this warm sunny afternoon. Relaxing into ‘Bute time’, I was happy...

Paperlove Comes to Bute

Paperlove comes to Bute!   Three years ago a group of us met through ‘Paperlove’, an online course run by Rachel Hazell, a book artist living in Edinburgh.  Through the course’s Facebook page some of us grew to know each other and form friendships; and some have met...

Butefest Prize Draw – We have a Winner!

The Butefest competition has been drawn by random selection. The winner is Sue, from Gloucestershire.  Sue is the lucky winner of two weekend tickets for Butefest 2017 plus £50 of Calmac  vouchers. Sue says " Many thanks for this. I am delighted. Bute has been on my...

Bute Newcomer’s Blog

Introduction. I used to live in Belfast and I had never heard of Bute. One day I came home from work and Mrs F informed me that she had spotted a job on the Scottish Island of Bute. I immediately had visions of us getting the Stranraer ferry then a 17 hour drive to be...

Round Bute Race – A Crewman’s Viewpoint

Yesterday I had a "day off" and took part in the Isle of Bute Sailing Club Round Bute Race.  I was invited to crew on the  37 foot Jeanneau yacht "Phantom" - as part of a crew of six.  In previous years, the competitors have struggled to get round the 45-odd mile...

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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. Glenburn Cabaret Weekend

    August 25 @ 12:00 am - August 26 @ 12:00 am
  5. Isle of Bute Ramblers | Walk

    August 25 @ 8:19 am