Isle of Bute

Discovering Bute’s Archaeology – a view from a Scottish island 3.00pm

I’ve been going throught he many responses to my consultation on the research framework document for Bute this afternoon.  This is a key project output and arises from an open and ongoing consultation with the everyone who is interested in Bute’s archaaeology.

The consultation is part of the DBLPS Archaeological Research Project, which has three simple guiding aims:

Audit all aspects of the existing archaeological and heritage record

Enhance aspects of that record through financial and in kind support for research projects

Excite people about the archaeology and heritage of Bute through an inclusive and wide ranging archaeology programme

Within this framework, we seek to bring together the various stakeholders in Bute’s heritage to create an active and vital forum on the island where old and young, professional and enthusiast, local resident and placement student can meet, explore, discuss and debate the islands archaeology.  Professional skills and experience are important but creating knowledge sharing partnerships between all these groups leads to a much more rounded experience and enhanced end result for all participants.

I’m also assisted by a steering group who offer help and support as the project develops, which feaures representatives from local and national institutions like the Bute Musuem and Historic Scotland
Which reminds me, need to finish the minutes from the last meeting…..

Discovering Bute’s Archaeology – a view from a Scottish island

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.”


(thats the theory, anyway)


Welcome to the beautiful Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland – a hidden gem in the pantheon of Scottish islands.  My name is Paul and I project manage all things archaeological for the Discover Bute Landscape Partnership Scheme, a four year multi partner project which aims to get people out, about and active in the landscape of the island – welcome to my day