There are numerous big events hosted on the Island of Bute throughout the year and there are also plenty of visitor attractions. We list below just a few to give you a flavour of what the island has to offer.
Isle of Bute Highland Games http://www.butehighlandgames.org/
Isle of Bute Jazz Festival - http://www.butejazz.com/ The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival began in 1988 and has been staged annually on the first weekend of May ever since – this year’s event will be the 28th. The first Festival was a small affair with only six bands, and the organisers held their breath to see if anyone would come to a small Scottish island with little tradition of jazz (although big dance bands certainly played regularly at Rothesay Pavilion in the 1950′s and 60′s). Happily enough fans turned up that first year to encourage another venture the following year, and the Festival has continued to grow in reputation and stature ever since.
Mount Stuart- http://www.mountstuart.com/ There is always so much to see and do at Mount Stuart, be it in the house, gardens or at our award winning Visitor Centre.Come and experience the best Bute has to offer in our Gift Shop or simply relax, explore and enjoy – Mount Stuart is truly a 'must see' in Scotland.
Adencraig Gardens - http://www.gardens-of-argyll.co.uk/view-details.php?id=471
Rothesay Castle - http://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/rothesay-castle-p248391
Bute Museum - http://www.butemuseum.org.uk
West Island Way - http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/argyll/west-island-way.shtml ArranCowal
Rothesay Golf Club - http://www.rothesaygolfclub.co.uk/ Arguably one of Scotland's most scenic, our island course designed by James Braid and Ben Sayers boasts unparalleled panoramic views of the Kyles of Bute, Clyde coast, Arran and the Cowal Peninsula. At only 5419 yards long don't be deceived, Rothesay golf course will present any player a challenge whether it be the rolling par 4's or the testing par 3's where par is always a good score.
Port Bannatyne Golf Club - http://www.portbannatynegolf.co.uk/ Opened in 1912 on the side of a hill above Port Bannatyne village, but no steep climbs. There are 13 holes – play the first 12 holes and then from the 1st to the 5th again before the 18th. Small greens. Beautiful views to Cowal Hills, Kyles of Bute, the Firth of Clyde and Kintyre. A new clubhouse was opened in 1998 by former Walker Cup captain Charlie Green OBE
Bute Golf Club - http://butegolfclub.com/ This unique nine-hole Kingarth course which provides an opportunity to sample the very origins of the game. Golf has been played here for more than 120 years, making it the oldest course on the island. Players can enjoy the splendour of seaside golf in a spectacular setting with the dramatic backdrop of The Sleeping Warrior on the mountains of Arran. There are panoramic views across the Kilbrannan Sound to Kintyre in the west and to the Ayrshire coast in the east from this short, but tricky, course.
Isle of Bute Sailing Club - http://www.isle-of-bute-sailing-club.com/
Ardbrannan Riding Centre - http://www.visitbute.com/ardbrannan-riding-centre/ Located 2 miles from Rothesay town centre, in the heart of stunning countryside, Ardbrannan Riding Centre has horses and ponies to suit all the family. Improve your riding skills and enjoy a memorable outdoor adventure.
Port Bannatyne Marina - http://www.portbannatynemarina.co.uk/ The marina is situated 3 miles north west of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and is a 105 Berth Marina at the entrance to the Kyles of Bute in a peaceful location in the midst of beautiful scenery. The Marina is dredged to 2.4 Mtrs below chart datum and is accessible at all states of the tide. A substantial stone breakwater gives protection from southerly and easterly winds providing a safe and calm berth.
Rothesay Leisure Centre - http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/swimming-pool/rothesay-leisure-pool
Bute Brewery - http://www.butebrewco.co.uk
Bute Vets http://www.buteandcowalvets.co.uk/ Vet Practice of the Year 2015!.