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.



Joint campus educational complex completed in 2007 incorporating Rothesay Primary, the Pre-Five Unit, Rothesay Academy and Argyll College. There are two additional primary schools – St. Andrews in Rothesay and North Bute in Port Bannatyne

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…



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