FORTHCOMING BUTE EVENTS

On This Week

Jul05Tue

Tie Dye T-Shirts with Ellie LeeAchievement Bute


Join our own Ellie Lee for her very first summer art workshop at Base 19. Wear old clothes 'cos its gonna get messy! Click here to apply for your FREE place. Three workshops are available at 10:00, 11:30 and 14:00. Pre-booking required on the link shown. https://app.upshot.org.uk/survey/ec1e70c7/2597/55356319

Jul05Tue

Therapeutic YogaUnited Church of Bute


Therapeutic yoga classes for maximum 10 participants. Please book in advance to secure a place.

Regular event on Tuesdays

Jul05Tue

Live music / Quiz at The AnchorThe Anchor Tavern and Community Hub


Live music with Andy Walters on Tuesdays at the Anchor. Half-time pop-up pop quiz too!

Regular event on Tuesdays

Jul06Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Jul06Wed

Circus Skills Workshop with Achievement ButeRothesay Joint Campus


Children aged 5-11 are invited to join a Circus Skills workshop at Rothesay Joint Campus on Wednesday 6th July. Places are FREE but must be booked in advance on the link shown.

Jul07Thu

Experiment with music, sound and digital technologyRothesay Joint Campus


Join Achievement Bute at Rothesay Joint Campus on Thursday 7th July for fun experimenting with sounds! For ages 5-11. Free to attend but pre-booking essential on the link shown.

Jul07Thu

Live music at The AnchorThe Anchor Tavern and Community Hub


Regular live music on Thursdays at Port Bannatyne's community-owned pub The Anchor, with probably the best pub views on Bute!

Regular event on Thursdays

Jul08Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Jul08Fri

Karaoke at the PalacePalace Bar


Come and enjoy the fun with karaoke at the Palace Bar

Regular event on Fridays

Jul09Sat

Waverley Cruise to TighnabruaichWaverley Excursions


Take a cruise via the Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich on Waverley, with a one-hour stopover to explore

Jul09Sat

Karaoke at the PalacePalace Bar


Come and enjoy the fun with karaoke at the Palace Bar

Regular event on Saturdays

Jul10Sun

Cricket Match at The MeadowsBute County & Cowal Cricket Club


Bute County & Cowal Cricket Club are playing at home today against the Scotland Over 40s Club

Jul10Sun

Karaoke at the PalacePalace Bar


Come and enjoy the fun with karaoke at the Palace Bar

Regular event on Sundays

Jul11Mon

Board Games Night at The AnchorThe Anchor Tavern and Community Hub


Mondays are board and dice games nights at the Anchor! Choose from a range of inhouse games or bring your own...

Regular event on Mondays

Jul16Sat

Live Music with Jonny BoyleCraigmore Bowling Club


Transclyde Music presents Jonny Boyle with support from Sam Shields at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday 16th July. Tickets are £14.

Jul23Sat

Garden Tour at Mount StuartMount Stuart House & Gardens


Join Mount Stuart's head gardener Colin MacDonald for a two hour guided tour around the Rock Garden, Wee Garden and the Policies, looking at the plants, history and stories that have made the beautiful gardens you see today

Jul30Sat

Detroit Muscle Motor MashCadillac Kustomz Hotel


DETROIT MUSCLE MONSTER MOTOR MEET! Burn out pits, Boulevard cruise, Brothers Outlaw band, Bourbon and bad behaviour! A meagre £10 for one helluva party! All 1964 and up MUSCLE welcomed!

Aug27Sat

Garden Tour at Mount StuartMount Stuart House & Gardens


Join Mount Stuart's head gardener Colin MacDonald for a two hour guided tour around the Rock Garden, Wee Garden and the Policies, looking at the plants, history and stories that have made the beautiful gardens you see today






Coming Soon

Regular weekly events are not included in the following section for brevity

Jul13Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Jul14Thu

Trials of Bute 2022Various farms on Bute - see website for details


Trials of Bute is a four day event consisting of three individual Open Trials which will be qualifiers for a double gather final on the last day. The winner of the final will become "Trials of Bute Champion" and will win a jackpot of £1000.

Jul15Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Jul16Sat

Live Music with Jonny BoyleCraigmore Bowling Club


Transclyde Music presents Jonny Boyle with support from Sam Shields at Craigmore Bowling Club on Saturday 16th July. Tickets are £14.

Jul17Sun

Waverley Cruise to Dunagoil BayWaverley Excursions


Take a cruise to Garroch Head and Dunagoil Bay on Waverley

Jul18Mon

for 6 days

Bygone Bute Drama WeekRothesay Joint Campus


In conjunction with Bute Youth Theatre, Achievement Bute are co-ordinating Bygone Bute Drama Week - a free week-long place for a limited number of children ages 5+. There will be a series of rehearsals at Rothesay Joint Campus every day Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July between 10:00 and 12:00, followed by a unique performance at Ardencraig Gardens on Saturday 23rd July.

Jul20Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Jul22Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Jul23Sat

Bute Pride 2022Cadillac Kustomz Hotel


Bute Pride takes place this year on 23rd July - full details to be announced

Jul23Sat

Bute Studio Trail 2022Various locations around Bute


Follow the yellow balloons and bunting to discover artists in their studios right across Bute

Jul23Sat

Garden Tour at Mount StuartMount Stuart House & Gardens


Join Mount Stuart's head gardener Colin MacDonald for a two hour guided tour around the Rock Garden, Wee Garden and the Policies, looking at the plants, history and stories that have made the beautiful gardens you see today

Jul24Sun

Waverley Cruise around ButeWaverley Excursions


Do a complete lap of Bute on Waverley

Jul27Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Jul29Fri

for 3 days


ButeFest 2022Ettrick Bay


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.

Headliners for 2022 include Scouting For Girls, Manran, Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Other confirmed acts include Elephant Sessions, Ardentjohn, Primes, Good Earth Collective, Cutchy Catch, Connor Fyfe, Red Hearted Vibrations, Fallen Arches and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

Jul29Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Jul30Sat

Detroit Muscle Motor MashCadillac Kustomz Hotel


DETROIT MUSCLE MONSTER MOTOR MEET! Burn out pits, Boulevard cruise, Brothers Outlaw band, Bourbon and bad behaviour! A meagre £10 for one helluva party! All 1964 and up MUSCLE welcomed!

Jul31Sun

Isle of Bute Arts CollectiveMount Stuart House & Gardens


Come along and see some of Bute's talented craftspeople showing off their creativity. Drawing, stitching, jewellery making and more will be on display on selected Sundays throughout the summer season at Mount Stuart. Free for ticket holders and members.

Jul31Sun

Waverley Cruise to Dunagoil BayWaverley Excursions


Take a cruise to Garroch Head and Dunagoil Bay on Waverley

Aug03Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Aug04Thu

Painting Through Lockdown - a Personal JourneyBank of Ideas


Pop along to see an exhibition of work by local artist Larraine Duquemin at the Bank of Ideas which tells the story of her personal journey through lockdown

Aug05Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Aug05Fri

Bute Noir 2022Trinity Church Rothesay


Bute Noir 2022 features 31 crime writers from 7 countries across 19 events. The biggest and boldest festival yet!

The full programme is as follows. All events priced at £5 unless specified.

Friday 5th August
16:30-17:30 at Trinity Church with MW Craven & Douglas Skelton
18:00-19:00 at Trinity Church with Mark Billingham & Denise Mins
19:30-20:30 at Bute Museum, "Sinister Sisters" with Kis Abdullah & Helen FitzGerald
21:00-23:00 at Trinity Church with "The Fun Lovin' Crime Writers" £10

Saturday 6th August
10:30-11:30 at Trinity Church, "Historical Crime" with Ambrose Parry & Johana Gustawason
12:00-13:00 at Trinity Church, "Burning Issues" with CJ Tudor, Alex North & Stuart Neville
13:30-14:30 at Trinity Church Hall with Chris Brookmyre & Doug Johnstone
15:00-16:00 at Trinity Church, "Glasgow Then and Now" with Alan Parks & Craig Robertson
15:00-16:00 at Bute Museum, "Made on Bute" with Myre Duffy & Charles E McGarry
16:30-17:30 at Rothesay Library, "Legal Eagles" with Helen Fields & Tony Kent
18:00-19:00 at Rothesay Library, "Psycho Thrillers" with Fiona Cummins, Susi Holliday & Luca Veste
19:30-20:30 at Trinity Church with Val McDermid
21:00-22:00 at Trinity Church Hall, "Would You Lie To Me?

Sunday 7th August
10:15-12:15 on the Island Bus Tour - join Myra Duffy on a round-Bute bus tour £8
11:00-12:00 at Isle of Bute Discovery Theatre, "All American" with Mark Edwards, Alex Knight & Tariq Ashkanani
12:30-13:30 at Isle of Bute Discovery Theatre, "Screen Test" with Michael Bennett, Helen FitzGerald & Alexandra Sokoloff
14:00-15:00 at Trinity Church, "Top Cops" with Claire Mackintosh & Alex Gray
15:30-16:30 at Trinity Church, "Room 101"
17:00-18:00 at Trinity Church with Stuart MacBride

Aug06Sat

Waverley Cruise to TighnabruaichWaverley Excursions


Take a cruise via the Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich on Waverley, with a one-hour stopover to explore

Aug10Wed

Bute Agricultural ShowRothesay


Bute Agricultural Society are delighted to announce that the Bute Agricultural Show 2022 will take place on Wednesday 10th August starting at 9am. Tickets are available on the gate.

NEW for 2022 is the Domestic and Discovery Tent, featuring a sheep shearing competition, kids farm bingo and treasure trail, and introducing Leafield Alpacas

Entry forms available from bassecretary@gmail.com with entries closing on Wednesday 27th July

Admission this year will be £7 for adults and £1 for ages 13 and under.

Aug10Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Aug12Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Aug14Sun

Waverley Cruise around ButeWaverley Excursions


Do a complete lap of Bute on Waverley

Aug17Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Aug19Fri

for 2 days


Elvis Island Extravaganza!Cadillac Kustomz Hotel


5 FIVE ELVIS - One Priscilla! MORE COOL ELVIS NEWS/ADDITIONS for the Elvis Island Extravaganza!! Elvis Tribute Acts John Sheppard and Charlie Harper, as well as Lauren Knight - the UK's top Priscilla tribute - are bringin their own cool version of the KING (and his princess)! TCB baby!

The ELVIS ISLAND EXTRAVAGANZA (19 and 20 August) at the Cadillac Kustomz Hotel! Tickets on sale : Elvis Island is also back with Elvis Tribute Acts (ETA)s Pete Webb, Scott Heywood, Johnny Graceland and the hip-smashin band Jailhouse Jock! A TOTAL o 5 ELVIS, and his lovely wife!

Brilliant showcases, a novice competition, cool merchandise, Elvis Movies, prizes to be won and so so much more!

Friday ticket: £15
Saturday ticket: £20
Weekend ticket: £30

Aug19Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Aug20Sat

Bute Highland GamesThe Meadows/Showground, Rothesay


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!

Want to run the 10k road race? Sign up here: https://www.entrycentral.com/butehighlandgames

Want to get your tickets in advance? Here you go: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bute-highland-games-20th-august-2022-tickets-304050953587


Key Event Start Times

08:30 - Gates open
10:00 - Highland Dancing
11:00 - Junior athletics, shinty and heavy events
12:00 - Opening ceremony
12:10 - Wrestling
12:30 - Pipe bands and drum majors' competition
13:00 - Senior heavy events
13:00 - "Mini Games"
15:00 - 10Km Road race
17:00 - Closing parade

There will be plenty of other ongoing attractions throughout the day.

Aug20Sat

Waverley Cruise to TighnabruaichWaverley Excursions


Take a cruise via the Kyles of Bute to Tighnabruaich on Waverley, with a one-hour stopover to explore

Aug21Sun

Cricket Match at The MeadowsBute County & Cowal Cricket Club


Bute County & Cowal Cricket Club are playing at home today against Comrie

Aug21Sun

Live Jazz with Angela DuncanCraigmore Bowling Club


Live Jazz with Angela Duncan, featuring Tim Saul on piano, Paul McKay on Bass and Alec Mack on guitar. Tickets £10 from Brechin's on Bridgend Street

Aug23Tue

Waverley Cruise to The KylesWaverley Excursions


Join Waverley for a cruise up to the Kyles of Bute

Aug24Wed

Waverley Trip to Tarbert and Loch FyneWaverley Excursions


Take a trip on Waverley via Tignabruaich to Tarbert, with an optional cruise of Loch Fyne (or stop off in Tarbert for a while) before returning to Rothesay later in the day

Aug26Fri

Waverley Cruise to Kilchattan BayWaverley Excursions


Take a short cruise on Waverley to Kilchattan Bay

Aug27Sat

Rothesay Horticultural Society Flower Show 2022Trinity Church Rothesay


Held at Trinity Church Halls on Saturday 27th (14:30 - 18:30) and Sunday 28th (13:00 - 16:00) August, the RHS flower show returns for 2022

Aug27Sat

Garden Tour at Mount StuartMount Stuart House & Gardens


Join Mount Stuart's head gardener Colin MacDonald for a two hour guided tour around the Rock Garden, Wee Garden and the Policies, looking at the plants, history and stories that have made the beautiful gardens you see today

Aug28Sun

Isle of Bute Arts CollectiveMount Stuart House & Gardens


Come along and see some of Bute's talented craftspeople showing off their creativity. Drawing, stitching, jewellery making and more will be on display on selected Sundays throughout the summer season at Mount Stuart. Free for ticket holders and members.

Sep25Sun

Isle of Bute Arts CollectiveMount Stuart House & Gardens


Come along and see some of Bute's talented craftspeople showing off their creativity. Drawing, stitching, jewellery making and more will be on display on selected Sundays throughout the summer season at Mount Stuart. Free for ticket holders and members.

Sep26Mon

Painting and Sketching Holiday with Iona ArtSt Blanes House


Iona Art are running their popular residential art course this year based at St Blanes House in Kilchattan Bay, running from Monday 26th to Friday 30th September 2022

Oct21Fri

for 3 days


Bute Manouche Jazz FestivalLodge Rothesay St John No. 292 (292 Club)


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. This year it takes place on 21/22/23 October and features internationally-renowned acts such as Duved Dunayevsky, Daniel Garlitsky, Rose Room, Seonaid Aitken, Manouchetones and Romacaleo.

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