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North Bute

"BUTE (NORTH), parish containing Port Bannatyne or Kaimesburgh village, and comprising the northern part of Bute Island and all Inchmarnock, Buteshire. Acres, 14,764. Real property in 1880-81, £12,196. Pop. 1192. The post office is Kaimesburgh under Rothesay; the churches are Established and Free; and 2 public schools, with accommodation for 263 scholars, belong jointly to it and the landward parts of Rothesay parish."

[From The Gazetteer of Scotland, by Rev. John Wilson, 1882.]


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the North Bute area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

The parish church records are held in the General Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh, and copies on microfilm may be consulted in local libraries and in LDS Family History Centres around the world.

Records in the old parish registers (OPRs) for North Bute parish span the following years:

Births or Baptisms ~ 1844 - 1854
Marriages or Banns ~ 1844 - 1854
Deaths or Burials ~ no records

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which North Bute has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NS078672 (Lat/Lon: 55.859606, -5.072676), North Bute which are provided by:
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