Bute Shinty Club
|Full name||Bute Shinty Club|
|Gaelic name||Comann Camanachd Eilean Bhoid|
|Ground||The Meadows, Rothesay|
|League||South Division One|
|League||South Division Two|
The club has been reconstituted on several occasions since its formation in 1906, there was a Bute Camanachd and a North Bute club, with North Bute competing in the first ever Sutherland Cup final in 1923 but has continued in its present since 1946.
The club won the Sutherland Cup in 1972 and has won the reintroduced Balliemore Cup on 4 occasions, specifically in the first final in 1985 as well as recently in 2006 when they defeated a Beauly team who held home advantage. They are the holders as of 2011. 2006 was one of the club's most successful seasons of all time winning South Division One thus gaining promotion to the Premier Division, winning the Balliemore and reaching the final of the Celtic Society Cup.
In 2008, after several years as a one team club, Bute restarted their second team who finished fifth in South Division Two.
The club reached the semi-finals of the Camanachd Cup for the first time on 12 July 2008.
In 2009, they were the last club to finish their season on 12 December 2009. They eventually survived relegation, overhauling Lochaber Camanachd with a win against Oban Camanachd.
2010 saw Bute's period in the Premier Division come to an end with a loss against Oban Camanachd, the team which had been behind on points the whole season but overhauled the islanders.
Bute romped back into the Premier Division in 2011 with a stunning 100% record in the league and the Balliemore Cup secured. Bute were relegated in 2012 however from a very competitive Premiership.
The club's top player during this successful period has been Hector Whitelaw, a full internationalist and a powerful player capable of playing both upfront and at the back. He is a prolific goalscorer.
The club was one of the main opponents of the national league setup due to the difficulty for the team to travel to away games in places such as Cannich and Portree. (Until the establishment of Lewis Camanachd, they were the only senior team in Scotland with no fixed link to the mainland.).
The stepping back of Whitelaw to the second team and the loss of the Zavaroni brothers to Kyles Athletic so Bute take a sligh tstep back but they still made good showings in the cups and also made it into the National Divison One setup for 2014 with a second place finish in the South One.
- Bute Shinty Club Website
- Bute @ Shinty.com
- Buteman, Local Newspaper with Shinty Reports
- Bute on the BBC
- "Shinty: Barry Martin looks to build on relegation escape - Sport - Scotsman.com". Sport.scotsman.com. 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
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- "Bute finish record season in style - Local Sport". The Buteman. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
- "Player profile". Buteshintyclub.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-23.