Since the Trust’s formation in 1990, the volunteer Trustees and Members have been involved in many heritage 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.


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February 2018: BCT Volunteers repair the boardwalk through Suidhe Wood

The monthly Saturday morning session for members of Bute Conservation Trust sees volunteers complete repairs to the boardwalk over a sometimes muddy section of the Suidhe Wood path. This walk is a popular walk with residents and visitors to Bute and also forms part of our ‘West Island Way’, one of Scotland’s ‘Great Trails’. (Picture: Billy... read more

Become a Member of Bute Conservation Trust

Why not join us and help maintain the West Island Way. You don’t have to get involved in the actual physical maintenance work because your £10 subscription will definitely contribute to our work. However, we are always looking for volunteers to join our team and help maintain the infrastructure of the West Island Way. It can be hard work and sometimes in all weathers but it’s a good laugh and very fulfilling when the jobs are done…. To join download our application... read more