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The Bute Family

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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Bute Fabrics

Bute Fabrics

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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Bute Estate

Bute Estate

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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Bute Estate Foods

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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Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart

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
Charitable Trust

The Bute Family Charitable Trust was founded in 1981 by the Sixth Marquess of Bute to to provide funding for charitable causes.

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Isle of Bute

For a family whose influence has stretched across the world our origins are firmly anchored on a Scottish island, the Isle of Bute.
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Four Seasons of Bute

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Our Story


The Bute family motto is “Avito Viret Honore” meaning “to flourish in an honourable ancestry”.

The family’s longevity is proof of that motto; our creative vision is anchored in our roots but not tied to them. This unique story is testament to both of our pride in our past and the desire to continually move forward..

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