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Nostalgia: Gaelic Choir in 1908

This week’s Buteman featured the above photo in our nostalgia section with an appeal for information after we discovered it at the bottom of our filing cabinet without any accompanying details.

Lifestyle
The poll is being organised by the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Votes sought in Scottish nature photography poll

There’s still time for the public to cast their vote in an online poll celebrating Scottish nature photography books.

News
Property expert and TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Scottish home sellers pay out £156 million in the great commisery sleepwalk

Home owners in Scotland paid estate agents a staggering £156.7 million in commission for selling property over the last year.

News
Sleep Stories are a new way of winding down and drifting off.

‘Bedtime stories for adults’ prove online hit

First there were colouring books for adults, which started as a new way to beat stress, then became a publishing sensation.

News
Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.

Lifestyle
Michael Russell, MSP for Argyll and Bute.

MSP welcomes education investment

The Scottish Government’s announcement that there will be an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland has been welcomed by local MSP for Argyll and Bute, Michael Russell – with Argyll and Bute set to receive three additional teachers or graduates.

Education
A total of �3,100 was distributed between three island groups on Bute this week from local thrift shop, 'For Bute'.

Donations for thrift shop, ‘For Bute’

Rothesay thrift shop ‘For Bute’ got 2017 off to a flying start this week with donations to local causes totalling £3,100.

News
Sharron Griffiths, Jamie MacDougall, and Matthew McAllister will perform in Rothesay's Trinity Church tonight (January 20).

What’s on: Bardic Trio on Bute tonight

Bute Arts Society kicks off its 2017 programme tonight with Bardic Trio.

Whats on
Those who borrowed to fund their festivities expect to have paid it back by May.

Christmas costs expected to reach until spring

On average UK adults spent £158 more than they intended over the Christmas period, according to research from Post Office Money Credit Cards, with only 30 per cent managing to keep within their budget.

News
10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

Lifestyle
Lydia Nellis, Robyn Horsburgh and Daniel McDermott will be performing in the Glasgow Tattoo which runs from January 19-21.

Bute performers in first-ever Glasgow Tattoo

The first-ever Glasgow Tattoo - which runs from January 19-21 - will feature three local faces among those taking part in the showcase of musicians and dancers from Scotland and beyond.

Whats on
The hack is sophisticated, and has fooled even the tech-savvy users of Gmail

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

Lifestyle
Baby Charlie with mum Emma, big sister Kitti, and dad Stuart, at their home in Ardbeg.

‘Charlie’s our wee fighter’

A baby born with a rare, life-threatening heart condition enjoyed his first Christmas on Bute after finally being allowed home from hospital.

News
Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank to close Rothesay branch

The Clydesdale Bank is set to quit the island.

News 1
Sir Tom Hunter is pictured with (from left) Kiltwalkers Stuart Sharp, Kerry Murdoch and Chris Quinn.

Boost for Kiltwalk’s fund-raising drive

Charity fund-raisers now have more reason to enter this year’s Kiltwalk with news that Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will boost the amounts raised at all four walks.

Lifestyle
Brendan O'Hara MP is given a crash course in how to make a trowel in Rothesay Academy's S1 technical class.

MP’s praise for island community

Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara, was full of praise for the island community during his visit to Bute on Friday.

Politics
Rothesay Brandane AFC in action against Weir Recreation AFC on Saturday, January 14, in Rothesay. (Photo by Dave Swan).

Good start for Bute boys in home fixture

Rothesay Brandane AFC got 2017 off to a good start in Saturday’s fixture against Weir Recreation AFC.

Football
Champion and record holder, Ross Murdoch, took Strathmore 'Do More' winners for a training session in Glasgow today to encourage more people to 'Do More' and get active. Pictured in the back row, second from the left, is Rothesay swimmer Robyn Horsburgh.

Rothesay swimmer in training event with Olympian

A Rothesay swimmer was among those who took part in a special training event led by Olympic swimmer, Ross Murdoch, recently.

More Sport
Scotlands First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

First Minister to address National Farmers’ Union AGM

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to address delegates attending NFU Scotland’s AGM, annual dinner and conference being staged in Glasgow next month.

News 2
Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

Crime
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