Bute is currently under Level 0 Restrictions meaning that the majority of businesses and attractions can now open more normal opening hours, with some capacity constraints and social distancing requirements in place.
Up to 10 people from 4 households can meet indoors, and up to 15 from 15 households can meet outside. Children under 12 do not count. You need to social distance at least 1 metre from other households.
Face coverings are required in public spaces when not seated. You must also provide contact details either manually or via the CheckInScotland app by scanning the premises QR code where provided.
Please test before you travel! - FREE rapid flow tests can be ordered for delivery to your home within 24-48 hours and you are advised to take tests 3 days prior to travel and again on the day of departure. Call 0300 303 2713 to arrange tests.
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Information about upcoming events on the Isle of Bute
Vintage and modern tractor run organised by Bute Junior Agricultural Club doing a lap of Bute clockwise beginning Port Bannatyne at 11:00
Local sellers bringing you a taste of Bute with BBQ, bar and live music. 10am-4pm (last orders at 3:30pm). FREE ENTRY and great fun for all the family!
Relaunch of Bute LGBT+ group (organisers of Bute Pride) coming out of lockdown. 2pm - 6pm. Raffle with rare and exclusive prize, merchandise and information. Guest exhibitors.
for 3 days
Welcome to the magical world of ButeFest - a non-stop weekend of fun, family and cracking music on the magical and mystical Isle of Bute. Join our carnival of Scottish spirit, cracking bands, delicious grub and wonderful family entertainment which will delight every age group.
Bute Agricultural Society are delighted to announce that subject to guidance in place at the time, the Bute Agricultural Show 2021 will take place on Wednesday 11th August. Updates to follow.
What better way to indulge yourself in the pure flavour of Scotland that to experience at first hand the magic of a Highland Games set on a beautiful Scottish Island? The wonderful and haunting music of pipe bands, the supreme expertise of highland dances, the prowess and strength of heavy event athletes, the energy of track runners and road race competitors, and to find out what shinty is all about!
A celebration of diversity culminating in a parade along Rothesay Esplanade
for 3 days
Bute Manouche is a 3-day Jazz festival held on the island in October each year and involved artistes and performers from across the UK and sometimes further afield. Planned dates for 2022 are October 21-23. Check back soon for confirmation.