IN PICTURES: Christmas celebrations on Bute

Christmas is here at last! And as the sprouts are put on to boil, the presents unwrapped and the Queen clears her voice for her annual message to the nation, we thought we’d share with you a final helping of festive fun from Bute.

This selection of pictures depicts the Nativity plays at all three Bute primary schools and at Rothesay Primary Pre-5, Rothesay Academy’s Christmas ceilidh, Mount Stuart’s Christmas fair, the United Church of Bute’s Lighting Up Bute event and much more.

Santa visits Apple Tree Nursery in Rothesay on Friday, December 19, 2014.

Santa visits Apple Tree Nursery in Rothesay on Friday, December 19, 2014.

And if that’s still not enough, there are yet more pictures in the December 26 edition of The Buteman - on sale now. Enjoy!