Natural History gallery

slide2Bute is an island 16 miles (25km) long and up to about 5 miles (8km) broad, with a total area of about 120 square kilometres. At the north it is separated from the mainland of Argyll by a strip of water known as the Kyles of Bute, so narrow that Bute appears as a peninsula on many small scale maps. The north of the island resembles the adjacent Cowal mainland, but the remainder of Bute has a character all its own.