The Passing of John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute
Mount Stuart Trust is saddened to announce the passing of John Bute, 7th Marquess of Bute on 22 March 2021 after a short illness.
His heart was firmly rooted on the Island where he spent much of his time. Johnny chaired the Board of Mount Stuart Trust from its active inauguration in 1995 when Mount Stuart and its gardens opened to the public, and its rural estate was vested into the charitable trust. He was a moderniser and an inspirational thinker, transitioning a family home to a progressive working visitor facility and estate.
His island projects include the internationally respected Bute Fabrics, and most recently, Kerrylamont Centre for Rural Excellence and Bute Yard. He was a philanthropist through his foundation, particularly focusing on Scotland and the West Coast.