For Bute


All donations welcome, from books to bedroom suites. For uplift or help with house clearance, and to know that any profit from your donation will stay local -- call us or drop by the shop.

For Bute

Community Thrift Store

Scottish charitable incorporated organisation

Scottish Charity No 044153

Trust and accountability


We are the only Bute-based charity shop that can say all of the following:

We are a registered charity -- our accounts are scrutinised by the Scottish Government and are accessible to the public.

100% -- every penny -- of our profits go to good causes on Bute.

None of our staff receive salaries or other remuneration or benefit in any way from For Bute.

Benefits to local people


We take your donations and turn them into funds to support local good causes. If you have an idea for a good use of For Bute funds, please drop by the shop 69 Victoria Street, preferably in the afternoons.


To see the projects and people funded and the types of activities we support, click here or drop by our shop.

Your donations go further


When you donate to For Bute or shop at For Bute, you know that the benefit stays on the Isle of Bute. Because we keep our costs to a minimum, depend on volunteers and pay no salaries, and have no assets such as a vehicle, we are able to maximise the value of donations, and because we are a local charity, all profits stay here, on Bute.

Antiques, high-quality collectables and secondhand clothing, books, art, ceramics, and a little bit of everything else -- with ALL profits going to local good causes on the Isle of Bute (~£175,000 as of Summer 2018). Help us to support our community, by shopping or donating. TO REQUEST FUNDS, DOWNLOAD OUR APPLICATION FORM HERE and turn it in to the shop.

For Bute Community Thrift Store is open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm at 69 Victoria Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Also open Waverley Sundays in the summers...


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