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The Isle of Bute (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Bhòid or An t-Eilean Bòdach), properly simply Bute (/ˈbjuːt/), is an island in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is divided into highland and lowland areas by the Highland Boundary Fault. Formerly a constituent island of the larger County of Bute, it is now part of the council area of Argyll and Bute. Bute was absorbed into the Cenél Comgaill of Dál Riata and colonised by Gaelic peoples. The island subsequently fell under Norse control and formed part of the Kingdom of the Isles, ruled by the Crovan dynasty. The Irish Text Martyrology of Tallaght makes a reference to Blane, the Bishop of Kingarth on Bute, "in Gall-Ghàidheil". However, in the 12th century, the island fell under the control of Somerled, Lord of Argyll, and possibly his Clann Somhairle descendants. At about the turn of the 13th century, Bute appears to have come into possession of the family of the Steward of Scotland, during a time of internal strife amongst Somerled's descendants. During the 13th century, Bute was the target of two Norwegian attempts to reassert authority in the Isles. For instance, Rothesay Castle fell to a Norwegian-backed King of the Isles in 1230, and fell again to the Norwegians in 1263. In 1266, the Norwegian king, Magnus VI, ceded the Kingdom of the Isles to the Scottish king, Alexander III, in return for a very large sum of money, by the Treaty of Perth. Alexander Stewart had been the chief military commander of Scottish forces, and was now rewarded by Alexander (the king) by being confirmed in possession of Bute and Arran.

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Sightseeing on the Isle of Bute? Visit Mount Stuart House today

Visit Mount Stuart today for sightseeing on the Isle of Bute that will take your breath away with stunning architecture, beautiful gardens & grand designs.

Mount Stuart House on the east coast of the Isle of Bute, Scotland, is a Gothic Revival country house and the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute. It was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson for the 3rd Marquess of Bute in the late 1870s, replacing an earlier house by Alexander McGill, which burnt down in 1877. House Of Stuart, Isle Of Bute, Historic Houses, Manor Houses, Beautiful Castles, Old Buildings, British Isles, Palaces, Towers

Mount Stuart House, Bute (33)b

Mount Stuart House on the east coast of the Isle of Bute, Scotland, is a Gothic Revival country house and the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute. It was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson for the 3rd Marquess of Bute in the late 1870s,[1] replacing an earlier house by Alexander McGill, which burnt down in 1877. The house is the seat of the Stuarts of Bute, derived from the hereditary office "Steward of Bute" held since 1157. The family are direct male-line descendants of John…

“Sorry folks. Rothesay Castle will be closed today (Monday 16 September). Also, between Tuesday 17 and Sunday 29 September we'll have reduced opening hours at the castle. You can visit us between and on those days. Scotland Castles, Scottish Castles, Isle Of Bute, England Ireland, Family Days Out, The Draw, Vacation Spots, Alter, Wonders Of The World

Rothesay Castle, Rothesay – Castles

Discover more details about Rothesay Castle including opening times, photos and more.

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Mount Stuart House, Bute (34)b

Mount Stuart House on the east coast of the Isle of Bute, Scotland, is a Gothic Revival country house and the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute. It was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson for the 3rd Marquess of Bute in the late 1870s,[1] replacing an earlier house by Alexander McGill, which burnt down in 1877. The house is the seat of the Stuarts of Bute, derived from the hereditary office "Steward of Bute" held since 1157. The family are direct male-line descendants of John…

Rothesay Pier building and clock being consumed by fire in Isle Of Bute, Scottish Gaelic, Arran, 12th Century, Boat Building, Big Ben, Vacations, Boats, Scotland

Rothesay Pier building and clock being consumed by fire in 1962.

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Rothesay Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland

Information about and images of Rothesay on Bute on Undiscovered Scotland.

On the Isle of Bute across the road from the fantastic Russian Tavern. Isle Of Bute, Scottish Gaelic, Arran, 12th Century, Water Features, Scotland, Waterfall, Castle, Waves

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Absolute Bute: the Scottish island that could just have it all

The UK press claimed refugees settled on this island in the Firth of Clyde hated it, but novelist Sophie Cooke finds it full of great food, walks, beaches – and more than a few contented Syrians

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Port Bannatyne

Neighborhood in Port Bannatyne, Argyll and Bute

Bishop Street, Rothesay in Photo originally uploaded by Peter Rolf. Isle Of Bute, Magic Island, Scottish Gaelic, Arran, Glasgow Scotland, 12th Century, United Kingdom, Castle, Street

Bishop Street, Rothesay on Christmas Day 1946. Photo by Isobel Austin.