Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Isle of Bute

The Isle of Bute is an attractive island in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland, well known for its mild climate.

It is fifteen miles long and 3 miles wide. The Northern part is tucked into the Cowal pensinsula, from which it is separated by the lovely Kyles of Bute, in places only 440 yards wide.

Since the early years of the 20th century, the island has been a popular tourist destination, particularly from Glasgow.

The capital of the island, and its only town, is the Royal Burgh of Rothesay, with its impressive castle.

There are 6th century chapel ruins at St. Ninian`s Point, and remains of 12th century St. Blane`s Chapel.