Queen’s man on Bute will be dressed to impress in Bute Fabrics kilt

Bute Fabrics' new MD, John Glen, presents depute lieutenant Stewart Shaw with his new kilt in the Ardroscadale tartan.
Bute Fabrics' new MD, John Glen, presents depute lieutenant Stewart Shaw with his new kilt in the Ardroscadale tartan.

Island firm Bute Fabrics have ensured the Queen’s new depute lieutenant for Bute will be dressed to impress on official occasions.

Stewart Shaw was presented with a new kilt in the Ardroscadale tartan from the Rothesay-based company’s Stuart of Bute range this week.

Stewart took up the ceremonial role in May of this year, succeeding another Rothesay resident, Lyn Bulloch - who also received a gift of a kilt from Bute Fabrics, back in June of 2014.

Asked why he chose the Ardroscadale tartan, Stewart said: “I wanted to be totally different from the greens and blues I’ve worn in the past - and it also matches my jackets!”

The presentation was made by Bute Fabrics’ new managing director, John Glen, at the company’s Barone Road mill.