Related Information

Dates Open 29 March 2015 – 4 October 2015
Times TBC
Please Note: On occasional dates throughout the season there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Gardens, Courtyard Gift Shop and Courtyard Tea Room will be open for business as usual.
Dates Open 29 March 2015 – 4 October 2015
Times TBC
Dates Open 29 March 2015 – 4 October 2015
Times TBC
Dates Open 29 March 2015 – 4 October 2015
Restaurant TBC
Courtyard Tea Rooms TBC
Courtyard Gift Shop TBC

5th Marquess

5th Marquess of Bute, John Crichton-Stuart (1907-1956)

The 5th Marquess was an authority on ornithology and travelled extensively to study birds in their natural habitats. Indeed, his interest in avian life was so great that he bought the island group of St. Kilda in 1931, to protect this important breeding ground for seabirds. He bequeathed the islands to the National Trust for Scotland upon his death in 1956, and it is due to this generous act that the site is open to the public today.