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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


For Sale
8, Auchnacloich Road
Rothesay
£95,000


For Sale
Undercliffe Cottage, 20 Craigmore Road
Rothesay
£130,000


For Sale
Ardencraig House Apartments
Rothesay
£635,000


GREAT NEW PRICE
Lanerly Garth, Serpentine Road
Rothesay
£255,000


For Sale
24, Ardbeg Road
Rothesay
£120,000


Under Offer
Flat 1/1, 35, Castle Street
Port Bannatyne
£67,000


For Sale
Lauryan, Eastlands Road, High Craigmore
Rothesay
£209,950


Under Offer
25, Craigmore Road
Montford
£264,000


For Sale
"Carmonadh", Eastlands Road, High Craigmore
Rothesay
£200,000


Under Offer
Flat 2/1, 67, Castle Street
Port Bannatyne
£68,000


For Sale
5, Academy Terrace
Rothesay
£115,000


For Sale
7 Auchnacloich Road
Rothesay
£88,000


For Sale
9, Craignethan
Rothesay
£320,000


For Sale
0/1, 33, Castle Street
Port Bannatyne
£63,000


For Sale
The Gables, Eastlands Road, High Craigmore
Rothesay
£200,000


For Sale
Upper Flat, Glenbeg House, 56, Ardbeg Road
Rothesay
£85,000


For Sale
18, Auchnacloich Road
Rothesay
£120,000


Under Offer
"Ordale", 5, Knockanreoch
Rothesay
£190,000


SOLD
"Glenarch", 21, Craigmore Road
Rothesay
£360,000


Under Offer
"Dalveen", 30, Craigmore Road
Rothesay
£155,000


For Rent
Flat 3, 7 Tower Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
Rothesay
£300