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ABOUT BUTE

The island is served by two ferry services.  The principal ferry service operates from Rothesay to Wemyss Bay (crossing approximately 35 minutes) thereafter by road or rail to Glasgow Airport (approximately 45 minutes) and Glasgow (approximately 1 hour).  Glasgow-Prestwick Airport is approximately 45 minutes by road and approximately 1 hour by train (changing at Paisley).  The second ferry is at the north end of the island connecting it with the Cowal Peninsula.  It operates from Rhubodach to Colintraive (crossing approximately 5 minutes).   

Rothesay’s harbour provides mooring facilities with its popular pontoons and a new marina at neighbouring Port Bannatyne Bay (2 miles from Rothesay) is now operational. 

Schools

A new educational complex was completed in August 2007.  Rothesay Primary, the Pre-Five Unit, Rothesay Academy and Argyll College are located there.  The island has two additional primary schools.

Out & About

There are a wide variety of recreational activities including three golf courses, horse riding, sailing, fishing, walking including the West Island Way. 
The island’s attractions include Mount Stuart House and Gardens, Ascog Fernery, Rothesay Castle, St Blane’s Chapel and the ever popular sandy beaches at Ettrick Bay and Scalpsie with its seal colony.  There are many events during the year including the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival, the Cattle Show and Highland Games.  All of these combine to offer a good quality of life.

Links
Isle of Bute Jazz Festival - The jewel in the island's calendar
Caledonian MacBrayne - our ferry operator
Mount Stuart House - the seat of the Marquess of Bute
Ascog Fernery - beautiful gardens & Fern house
Port Bannatyne Marina - the new marina
www.visitbute.com - information about Bute



FEATURED PROPERTIES


GREAT NEW PRICE
Flat 0/1, Glenarch
Kilchattan Bay
£69,950


For Sale
Attic Flat, 27, Battery Place
Rothesay
£95,000


For Sale
Upper Floor, Alexandria House, 17, Craigmore Road
Rothesay
£210,000


For Sale
Flat 0/2, 35, Castle Street
Port Bannatyne
£57,000


GREAT NEW PRICE
Govandale Cottage
Kilchattan Bay
£150,000


For Sale
Upper Flat, 71, Ardbeg Road
Rothesay
£85,000


For Sale
7 Auchnacloich Road
Rothesay
£88,000


Under Offer
Flat 4/1, 21 East Princes Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
Rothesay
£52,000


For Sale
5, Victoria Place
Rothesay
£80,000


For Sale
The Commodore Guest House & Holiday Cottages
Rothesay
£399,995


For Sale
8, West Park
Rothesay
£62,000


For Sale
9, Craignethan
Rothesay
£320,000


GREAT NEW PRICE
Flat 1/1, 1, Bridgend Street
Rothesay
£38,000


For Sale
1, Mount Pleasant Road
Rothesay
£145,000


For Sale
30, High Road
Port Bannatyne
£82,000


Under Offer
TFF, 17, Battery Place
Rothesay
£75,000


For Sale
Ardencraig House Apartments
Rothesay
£635,000


Under Offer
35, Mountstuart Road
Rothesay
£320,000


Under Offer
Inverbroom, 40, High Road
Port Bannatyne
£360,000