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Two Scots Abroad on Bute – Guest Post.

This post is by Gemma from Two Scots Abroad.  Read on... " After trekking the 96 miles of the West Highland Way my friends and I (Gemma) were looking for a new challenge to fill the May Day weekend. We had heard of the West Island Way but knew little about the Isle of...

Visit Bute Summer Competition – We have a Winner!

[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' admin_preview_bg=''] The Visit Bute Summer Competition has been drawn. The winner is Laura Howell from Glasgow. She says:" "In the past I've enjoyed cycling around Bute but I'm looking forward to returning and exploring...

Have You Visited Bute Before?

We have designed a visitor survey to gather information about who comes to our beautiful island, from where and what they do when they get here. Information like this will help us shape the future offering for our visitors. If you have 5 mins we'd really appreciate...

Island Hopping

For a number of years Calmac, our ferry route company, have offered ferry tickets for multiple routes. By this I mean that you can buy one ticket to cover 2-3 ferry journeys. The tickets are valid for 31 days from the date of purchase and can be used in either...

The West Island Way

To celebrate the millenium a new walking route was inaugurated on Bute in 2000 by none other than Janet Street Porter who was the then President of the Ramblers Association. The West Island Way (see what we did there) is an island length footpath of around 40km and...

Ardencraig Gardens – A Secret Garden

If you planning a visit to Bute in the Spring or Summer then allow some time to visit Ardencraig Gardens at High Craigmore. The gardens were originally part of the estate of Ardencraig House but in 1970 they were acquired by Rothesay Town Council (and latterly by...

The Winter Garden Discovery Centre

When arriving in Rothesay the Discovery Centre should perhaps be your first port of call.  Stepping off the ferry, turning right and walking a short distance up Victoria Street you will be met with a grand cast iron and glass structure: the 1924 Winter Garden.  This...

Sample Bute’s History

Bute’s heritage is unsurpassed. Thousands of years of history await your arrival on Bute where people have lived for over 8,000 years. Standing stones, cists, Iron Age forts, grand mansions, a 13th century castle and memorabilia from Bute’s importance as a submarine...

Bute Museum – A gem of a place…

Tucked away in a small street behind Rothesay Castle you'll find one of the most interesting visitor attractions on the island. Bute Museum houses a compact but fascinating collection of artifacts relating to Bute through the ages. The Natural History hall has a large...

Bute’s Santa is authentic…

Local resident Ed Clark has interpreted Santa Claus as the Victorians might have seen him. None of the Coca-Cola inspired bright red in the costume, but a rich and more muted tone to his robe with a fabulous gold waistcoat and beautiful fur trim. The authentic white...

Local Weather

Rothesay
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light rain
humidity: 93%
wind: 5m/s SW
H 13 • L 13
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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