Welcome to Bute
The scenic island of Bute lies pinched between the thumb and forefinger of the Cowal Peninsula, separated from the mainland by a narrow, picturesque strait. The Highland Boundary Fault cuts through the middle of the island so that, geologically speaking, the northern half is in the Highlands and the southern half is in the central Lowlands. The main town, Rothesay, is a Victorian resort with a long waterfront and noteworthy castle; south of here is the grand pile of Mount Stuart, one of Scotland's finest stately homes. The west side of the island features dreamy outlooks across to the hills of Arran.