Welcome to the Buteshire section of the Scotland GenWeb Project.  The pre 1974 county of Buteshire encompasses the Isle of Arran, the Isle of Bute and the Little & Great Cumbrae Islands .  This website is provide as a resource for individuals researching their Scottish ancestors who originated in this area of Scotland.  Questions or Comments about these Buteshire pages should be directed to

"What area is covered ?" Pop-up Map of Buteshire Parishes {~88Kb}
Queries and Surnames Mailing Lists
List of Bute Researchers Home Pages
Queries Submitted by Bute Researchers
Buteshire Photos
Buteshire Resource and Information Links
Adjacent County Resource Information Links
General Scotland Research Resources

Queries and Surnames

GenWeb Mailing Lists

List of Bute Researchers Home Pages

Queries Submitted by Bute Researchers

Buteshire Photos

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Please note that some of the links below are to commercial sites. If you choose to use the services offered, it's a case of caveat emptor (buyer beware).
The appearance of any link here is not necessarily an endorsement of the site, either by the Site Maintainer or by the Scotland GenWeb Project.

Buteshire Resource and Information Links

While this site is based on the pre 1974 political division of Scotland, it should be noted that many sites use the post 1974 divisions, which place the island of Bute with Argyll, and the islands of Arran & the Cumbraes with North Ayrshire

    The Isle of Arran ...
  • The Isle of Arran Heritage Museum - well worth a visit if you can make it to Arran
    Note: while the Museum is closed during the Winter months, the Genealogical and Archives section still opens each Wednesday (holidays excluded) or by appointment.   It is advisable to make an appointment for Wednesdays during the peak season.
  • Historic Ayr & Arran an Electric Scotland site
  • Ayrshire & Arran used to have historic section, still has current information
  • Isle of Arran - The Internet Guide to Scotland current information
  • Arran one of a number of new sites for current information
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Adjacent County Resource Information Links

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General Scotland Research Resources

These are now listed on the
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