Bute (county)

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Traditional county of Buteshire

Bute or Buteshire ( Scottish Gaelic Siorrachd Bhòid ) is a small traditional county in southwest Scotland .

The county consists of seven islands in the Firth of Clyde : Bute , Inchmarnock , Great Cumbrae , Little Cumbrae and Arran with its offshore islets Lamlash and Pladda . The county seat is in the town of Rothesay on the island of Bute.

In 1703 the title of Earl of Bute was created by Queen Anne , which was given by King George III in 1796 . was promoted to that of a Marquess of the County of Bute . The title has been owned by the Crichton-Stuart family since the end of the 18th century and the current title holder is the 7th Marquess of Bute . The city of Rothesay is an independent duchy that belonged to the heir to the throne in the Scottish Kingdom and is one of the titles of the Prince of Wales in the United Kingdom .

Historically significant places are Rothesay Castle and Brodick Castle .

The islands of Bute and Inchmarnock belong to the Council Area Argyll and Bute , Great and Little Cumbrae and Arran with the offshore islands to the Council Area North Ayrshire .

Individual evidence

  1. Representation of the old county of Bute on Gazetteer for Scotland . Retrieved February 28, 2020.


  • William Blackwood and Sons (Eds.): The new statistical account of Scotland . Edinburgh 1845, p. 118 f . ( online [accessed February 28, 2020]).
  • Wikisource (Ed.): 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica / Bute (county) . ( online [accessed February 24, 2020]). , Entry on County Bute in the Encyclopædia Britannica of 1911
  • Buteshire. In: Encyclopædia Britannica . Retrieved February 24, 2020 .

Web links

Commons : Buteshire  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files