Famous People Connected to Buteshire
Image right - John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900)
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown!
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- Richard Attenborough, film director; owned the Rhubodach estate on the island at one time
- Andrew Bannatyne (1798–1871), politician, lawyer and businessman
- Lieutenant Henry Robertson (Birdie) Bowers (1883–1912), polar explorer, who died with Scott in the Antarctic
- John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute (1793-1848)
- John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute KT, KSG, KGCHS[1 (12 September 1847 – 9 October 1900) was a landed aristocrat, industrial magnate, antiquarian, scholar, philanthropist and architectural patron.
- Adam Crozier, former chief executive of the Royal Mail
- Johnny Dumfries - former Formula One racing driver is the current Marquess of Bute.
- Thomas Bannatyne Gillies, Supreme Court Judge
- George Leslie Hunter, colourist painter
- Edmund Kean, Shakespearean actor
- Ashley Lilley, actress, played the role of Ali in the 2008 film adaptation of Mamma Mia
- Sir William MacEwen FRS (1848–1924), surgeon
- John William MacKail, writer and scholar
- John Sterling, critic, journalist and poet
- Hector Whitelaw, shinty player and Scotland Vice-captain
- Bob Winter, Glasgow's Lord Provost (2007–2012)
- Lena Zavaroni, singer was born and grew up in Rothesay
Related Projects on Geni
- Buteshire - Main Page
- Historic Buteshire (Link to follow)
- [http://www.geni.com/projects/Buteshire-Family-Heads/14832 Buteshire - Family Heads