About Us

Supplying arts and crafts from 29 of the island’s finest crafts folk, Picture Bute is truly for the people, by the people, of the people!

We have a large shop & print workshop situated next to Rothesay harbour on the Isle of Bute, West Scotland, run by professional wildlife photographer Philip Kirkham and his wife Anne. The shop was a opened in May 2007, and was a natural progression having outgrown Philip’s small photography and mat making business (which was originally run from the garage at their Isle of Bute cottage).

Our shop holds a wide range of products: Printed Canvas and Photo Prints, Place Mats, Coasters, Mugs, T-Shirts... and many other gifts. We usually use images of local landscapes or wildlife in our print products.

We pride ourselves on providing a point of sale for many of the Isle of Bute’s crafts folk, and, in fact, the shop has products from over 29 different Isle of Bute producers, ranging from incredibly detailed water colour paintings to beautifully tactile wooden bowls and writing pens. It should also be noted that this superb new web site has been designed and programmed by Jamie Swift who is also an Isle of Bute resident.

In addition, customers own photographs may be used to create truly personalised gifts from any of our wide range of available print formats using our online photo printing service.

If you have any queries or are interested in selling your own artwork through us, please feel free to contact us or better yet pop in and see us.

Locating Our Shop

Locating our shop is very easy as it's literally only a one minute walk from the ferry. If you're a foot passenger, as you exit the ferry pier, cross the zebra crossing then turn and walk left. After only a few paces you'll be right outside our door!