Christmas celebrations in full swing around Bute

WITH only a few days to go, the Christmas spirit is in full swing on Bute as parties, carol services, fairs, grottos and concerts capture all the fun of the festive season.

Stretching way back to the Christmas fayre at Colintraive village hall on November 20, we've visited 30 separate festive occasions on and around Bute, including the switching on of colourful lighting displays in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne, a community carol concert at Rothesay Joint Campus, nativity plays at all three island primaries, coffee mornings and more.

Featured on this page is a selection of images from our Christmas diary - if you'd like to order copies of any picture featured here, email or, if you're on Bute, pop into our office in Victoria Street to browse through our selection. Happy Christmas!