Place:Port Bannatyne, Bute, Scotland

NamePort Bannatyne
Coordinates55.85864°N 5.07836°W
Located inBute, Scotland
See alsoNorth Bute, Bute, Scotlandparish in which Port Bannatyne located
Bute, Bute, Scotlandisland on which Port Bannatyne situated

Port Bannatyne, or Kaimesburgh, as it was once known is the main centre of habitation of the parish of North Bute on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. Port Bannatyne could be thought to be a northern continuation of Rothesay, but is considered to be a separate settlement. It is located on Kames Bay and on the mainland opposite, Toward Point.

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  • Transcriptions of all the 19th century censuses are available on FreeCen.
  • ScotlandsPeople holds indexes and images for all civil births, marriages and deaths, censuses 1841-1911, and for all Old Parish Registers throughout Scotland. It is a pay-per-view site. ScotlandsPeople also holds records of Wills and Testaments and Coats of Arms. Access to this latter part of their website is free.
  • Vision of Britain provides both the topographical Ordnance Survey of Scotland First Series (1856-1887) in black and white, and the Ordnance Survey of Scotland Popular Edition (1928-1945) in colour at a scale of 1:63360, as well as other series of maps covering the whole of the United Kingdom. These maps are wonderful for finding places that have diminished in size over the past 150 years.