Welcome to Bute Sons & Daughters

Like much of Western & Highland Scotland the Island of Bute has witnessed the gradual depletion of its population to the current level of around 7000. Now, instead of a large island population we have a massive off-island population, many of whom still like to keep in touch with their spiritual homeland.

The Bute Sons & Daughters project aims to develop Bute's genealogy strands, not only in terms of family histories but also our local heritage. Within these pages we have compiled some interesting articles, facts and anecdotes gathered from various sources on the island, including members of Bute's population. Some of this information will stir nostalgic memories of bygone Bute and some may help budding genealogists in their quest for family roots.

Project News...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Forum Enquiries - by Webmaster
We welcome new forum members and it is always lovely when someone receives a response that answers something they may have been wondering about for years. In some cases however it may take months (at least) before someone logs onto the website who has the answer you seek. To ensure that you do not miss a vital piece of information, please remember to tick the box marked 'Watch Board' when creating a new forum topic or entering something on an existing forum. The box is on the right-hand side of the page immediately above the forum topics, and by clicking this you will automatically receive an email when something new is posted within that forum. If you change email address, don't forget to re-visit the site to renew your contact details!

Hope this helps.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Website - by Webmaster
Hello to everyone and welcome back.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to those of you who have not been able to access our website for the last month or so. Very sadly our webmaster, Eddie Boyd, became ill at the beginning of the year and passed away last month. Eddie was a wonderful asset to our group and has left a huge gap in our midst. As he was the brains behind our technical issues it has taken some time to obtain all the information needed to continue running the website. At times it looked as if it was not going to be possible to restore it and we have been quite despondent. Fortunately however we have finally managed to get everything sorted out and we are delighted to be back.


Monday, January 03, 2011

Walking the Bridge - by Webmaster
By a circuitous route, I recently received some information about a podcast about Bute from Judy Parrot. She says:

"If it is of interest for your website, I have recently completed a radio programme for ABC Radio National in Australia which includes voices, music
and letters from Bute. The podcast of the programme can be listened to by clicking this link. The programme is called Walking the Bridge. There are also 2 slideshows to accompany the programme at this web address."

Walking The Bridge

Sunday, January 02, 2011

The Islander Newsletter - by Webmaster
The new issue (Volume 2, Issue 6) of our newsletter 'The Islander' has just been placed in the membership area of the website so that it can be downloaded. 6 pages long in PDF format, 1.9MB in size. Happy New to all our members and all our website visitors.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Islander Newsletter - by Webmaster
The new issue (Volume 2, Issue 5) of our newsletter 'The Islander' has just been placed in the membership area of the website so that it can be downloaded. 6 pages long in PDF format, 1MB in size. Once again Jim Miller's knowledge and dedication has given us another good read. Thanks, Jim!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July 2010 Newsletter - by Webmaster
Volume 2, issue 4 of our newsletter "The Islander" is published today and available to BSD Family History Society members for download from the website. This issue is 7 pages long and is in PDF format.

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