Local man Kris Western will be putting on his running shoes this Sunday for the Edinburgh Marathon – and he’ll be running in aid of Rothesay’s Victoria Hospital.
Ian McFarlane won the Hector Scott Quaich over the weekend at Port Golf Club, with an aggregate net score of 130 which included an impressive net 62 on the Sunday.
The golf last week was a challenge match involving a captain`s team and a vice-captain’s team for the ladies of Rothesay Golf Club.
Bute-born midfielder Jim McAlister has been named Dundee FC’s player of the year.
The only medal round played this weekend was the visitors’ medal played on Friday, and with the weather at last showing some improvment, the scoring on the course did also.
Arthur Hunter and former club champion Donald Standaloft lead the way after the first qualifying round of Bute Golf Club’s title tournament at the weekend.
The 2013 prize-giving for the Isle of Bute Pool League was held in Mac’s Bar on Friday evening.
Bute County Cricket Club’s WDCU Championship campaign gets under way this Saturday, May 18, with a home fixture against Vale of Leven.
Pupils from Bute’s three primary schools took part in a fast, fun and frantic tag rugby festival at Rothesay Joint Campus on Thursday.
Robbie Cameron continued his good run of form at Rothesay with victory in this week’s Friday medal, winning on the countback from Malcolm Brown after both players tied on net scores of 69.
The horrendous weather on both Saturday and Sunday put paid to both rounds of the Hector Scott Trophy at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.
Rothesay Golf Club retained the Ballantine’s Challenge Cup on Saturday after their annual social team match with Bute ended in deadlock at Kingarth.
Greg Turner of the Ayrodynamic Triathlon Club retained his Isle of Bute Triathlon sprint title on Sunday as the event made a welcome return to the island’s sporting calendar.
Three players were tied at the top of the standings in the third round of the McMillan Cup at Rothesay Golf Club this week.
Bute Rugby Club returned to action on Saturday at the Helensburgh RFC sevens tournament - the club’s first competitive action since the 2010-11 season.
An Awards for All lottery grant has helped towards the completion of a £60,000 refurbishment project at Rothesay Golf Club.
Bute County Cricket Club’s opening fixture in the Western District Cricket Union Championship on Saturday was cancelled because of the weather.
Bute YFC’s under-16s saw their hopes of maintaining their recent good form washed away by the weather on Saturday.
Heavy rain forced the postponement of both Bute Shinty Club’s home matches on Saturday, May 11.
Bute Rugby Club’s rebirth takes another step forward this weekend with the first of three sevens tournaments for the local side.
Athletes from all over the UK will converge on Bute this Sunday, May 13, for the island’s annual triathlon.
It was a beautiful morning on Sunday, May 5, but by the time it came for the first points gymkhana of the season it had turned dull and dismal.
Bute Shinty Club’s first team will face arguably their toughest test of the season so far this Saturday when local rivals Kyles Athletic visit Rothesay in the first round of the Artemis Macaulay Cup.
Kingarth 1 won the Isle of Bute Pool League’s Champion of Champions Cup this week courtesy of a 5-3 win over Mac’s Bar in the final at the Galatea Bar in Rothesay.
Rothesay Golf Club have set themselves up as favourites for the 2013 Bute Seniors League title after a win and a draw in their opening two fixtures.
Mike Henry posted the fastest senior time in Bute Wheelers’ Rhubodach time trial event on Sunday, completing the course in 25 minutes and 32 seconds, 54 seconds clear of runner-up Bob Templeton.
Bute Rugby Club is to hold a tag rugby festival for all the island’s P5 pupils later this month.
Liam Shanks made a dream start to his defence of the M&M Trophy with a superb net 61 in the first round of the 2013 tournament at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Sunday.
Robert McKirdy achieved his best score of the early season on Saturday with a one-over-par 69 for a comfortable victory in Bute Golf Club’s May medal at Kingarth.
Bute County fell to a nine-wicket defeat away to Shawholm in Group D of the Western Cup at Poloc Cricket Club on Saturday.
Allan Smith senior returned the best score of the day in the May medal, sponsored by Jim Thomson of Mini Drivers, at Rothesay Golf Club on Saturday.
A 3-1 defeat away to Hamilton FP on Saturday brought down the curtain on a disappointing 2012-13 Caledonian League campaign for Rothesay Brandane AFC.
Matthew Leitch reached - and passed - the milestone of a hundred goals in three seasons on Saturday as Bute YFC’s under-16s chalked up a hard-earned 3-1 league win at home to Bishopton.
A puddle measuring little more than half a dozen square feet caused the postponement of Bute Shinty Club’s second team match at home to Ballachulish on Saturday.
Teams from Bute, Inveraray and Strachur competed in an under-14 shinty tournament at the Meadows in Rothesay on Thursday evening.
The annual contest for one of Bute’s most sought-after golfing trophies gets under way this weekend.
Bute’s two shinty teams had success at the weekend, with the first team winning 5-0 against Taynuilt, and the second team with a 3-1 win over Glasgow Mid Argyll.
Rothesay Brandane, who had no game last weekend, are away this Saturday (May 4) to face Hamilton AFC.
Former Rothesay Academy pupil and Bute farmer Shaun Lyon took on a mammoth challenge recently – taking part in the Virgin London Marathon.
Bute Shinty Club are hosting an under-14 junior tournament in Rothesay this week.
This week’s competitions started with the qualifying round of the Wednesday trophy played as you would suspect on Wednesday with the top eight scores going through to the knockout stage.
The event (Sunday, May 12) is shaping up really well, with the Novice event now full.
A STRONG contingent of Bute equestrians travelled to Dundonald on Saturday, bringing home several well-earned rosettes and trophies.
Blustery and showery conditions greeted the competitors in the JMF Tankard kindly sponsored by the Fergus family and made play quite difficult resulting in a CSS of 68.
The annual medal, won last year by Andy Docherty, in support of the RNLI was played in sunny conditions at Kingarth last Saturday.
Moira Gillies returned the best score in the Ian Evans Eclectic competition -75 (23).
BUte Youth Football Coaching hosted a football tournament at the stadium pitch on Sunday afternoon, and while the rain may have tried to dampen spirits, it failed miserably.
Bute Youth Football Coaching had another fine home win against Clarkston in the league cup on Saturday, with goals from Connor McLymont, Ronan Officer and Matt Leitch giving the team a 3-2 win.
This year’s Strikeback League is coming even stronger for its second year. Sign-up today with your friends or colleagues to compete every Friday night from 6pm till 8pm in a competitive 5-a-side football league.
Bute County Cricket Club were due to face a Cambusdoon team at home this weekend, but the away side have been unable to raise a team.
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