Sheriff of Bute

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The Sheriff of Bute was historically the office responsible for enforcing law and order on the Isle of Bute, Scotland and bringing criminals to justice.

The sheriffdom was combined with Dumbarton in 1854 to form the sheriffdom of Dumbarton & Bute.[1] In 1871 it was split and Bute was combined with Renfrew to form the sheriffdom of Renfrew & Bute.[2] The sheriffdom was split again in 1946, when Bute was combined with Ayr to form the sheriffdom of Ayr & Bute.[3]

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  1. ^ On the resignation of John Campbell Colquhoun, Sheriff of Dumbartonshire in 1854, Robert Hunter, Sheriff of Bute became Sheriff of Dumbarton and Bute "Legal Appointment". Dundee Courier. 1 February 1854. 
  2. ^ On the death of Robert Hunter, Sheriff of Dumbarton & Bute on 25 December 1871 Bute was joined with Renfrewshire and Dumbarton was joined with Stirlingshire. "Epitome of the News". Leicester Mercury. 30 December 1871. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Union of Sheriffdoms Order 1946 S.I.1946/1037 (S.40): On the Sheriffdom of Ross, Cromarty & Sutherland becoming vacant
    • Ross & Cromarty and Inverness Moray (formerly called Elgin) and Nairn united as the Sheriffdom of Inverness, Moray, Nairn & Ross & Cromarty
    • Sutherland united with Caithness, Orkney & Zetland to form Sheriffdom of Caithness, Sutherland, Orkney & Zetland
    On the Sheriffdom of Bute & Renfrew becoming vacant
    • The counties disunited
      • Bute united with Ayr to become the Sheriffdom of Ayr & Bute
      • Renfrew united with Argyll to become the Sheriffdom of Renfrew & Argyll (in effect 18 July 1946)
  4. ^ "BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 26 October 2017.