Situated within the Firth of Clyde, Bute is steeped in history. There is an astonishing array of different landscapes: heather-covered moorland, lush rolling hills, wild forests, sweeping beaches and an ever-changing seascape. These ready-made palettes of vibrant colours and textures provide a continual source of inspiration. The mill was founded in 1947 by the 5th Marquess of Bute. To this day it is supported by the Bute family in their continuing commitment towards the local community.