Formed in 1990 the Trust has 10 Trustees and has been involved in many of the recent projects on Bute.

In 2004 the Bute Conservation Trust initiated the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme as part of the Trust’s aim of conserving the natural, built and social heritage of Bute.

The Trust is always looking for members who want to be involved in Bute’s built and natural heritage.


Latest News


August 2016: Path clearing at ‘Cairn Ban’ Neolithic burial cairn

There are several well-preserved Neolithic tombs on Bute, mostly at the North end. One is the long cairn known as Cairn Ban (the white cairn) which is situated in Lenihuline Wood. Cairn Ban is a Neolithic (perhaps 5000 years old) burial cairn; although its stonework is much robbed and disturbed, three burial chambers can still be seen in its 50 metre length, and cupmarks were recently discovered on a roofing stone at its north-east end.Fallen trees and overgrown paths have now been tidied up. Bute Conservation Trust volunteers are seen here hard at work clearing the long cairn itself. (Picture by Sue... read more

30th July 2016: Mark Beaumont’s ‘Wild About Argyll’ Adventure

On a very fine 7th day of Mark Beaumont’s epic 12 day ‘Wild About Argyll Adventure’, Mark sailed over from Tighnabruaich to the Isle of Bute. The picture shows Mark being filmed at the South End start of the ‘West Island Way’ – with one of our new oak signposts and the columnar sandstone viewing platform in the background. (Picture by Don... read more