The Bute Family Story
For 800 years our family has shaped style and created history. From the first Stewart King to the UK's first Scottish Prime Minister we have played pivotal roles in the development of Scotland, Britain and beyond.
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Founded as a means of employment for demobbed servicemen & women in the aftermath of the Second World War, the name Bute Fabrics is now a beacon of quality and covers iconic modern furniture globally.
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With earliest records dating back to 1400, the Bute Estate is one of Scotland’s oldest estates. Today, the Bute Estate remains an essential part of the very fabric of the Isle of Bute itself.
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Ritchie's of Rothesay
Ritchie's of Rothesay produces fine smoked fish and cheese using a secret recipe and their traditional smokehouse which has been in continuous use since 1888.
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The ancestral home of the Bute family is one of the world’s great Gothic Revival buildings described as ‘one of the most magnificent specimens of domestic architecture in existence’.
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The Bute Family
The Bute Family Charitable Trust was founded in 1981 by the Sixth Marquess of Bute to to provide funding for charitable causes.
Four Seasons of Bute
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The Bute Family
The history of the Bute family is enriched by the spirit of innovation. Members of the family have made their mark in medicine, politics, industry, botany, agriculture, architecture and the arts.