Minister impressed after Rothesay visit

Rothesay received a visit from a Scottish minister last week, who came to Bute to be shown around the Pavilion and several of the island’s social enterprise sites.

New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

Children enjoy activities at RSPB nature reserve at Loch Leven. Photo: Helen Pugh.

Get up, get out and get wild this summer

Can you tell the difference between a swift, a swallow and a house martin? Do you know your bullfinch from your chaffinch? Or could you identify a great crested newt if one popped up in your garden?

Sanjeev Kohli (right) meets with Glasgow 2018 volunteers at Clydesdale Rowing Club - (L-R): Ewan Pringle, James Morrison, Cara Pringle, Vincent Jozajtis.

Call to boost Glasgow 2018 European Championships

‘Still Game’ star Sanjeev Kohli is appealing for volunteers to apply to become a Glasgow 2018 European Championships volunteer before applications close at midnight on July 31.

Greenock Sheriff Court, where a man is due to appear today in connection with an alleged robbery.

Arrest made in Rothesay robbery case

A man is expected to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court today (Monday, July 24) in connection with an alleged robbery in Watergate, Rothesay, on Friday.

Research has revealed that Scottish workers are finding fatigue at work to be an increasing problem.

Fatigue identified as growing workplace problem

More than half of Scottish workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on their productivity at work, new research has revealed.

Bute's military museum in Rothesay is an excellently-maintained resource for information.

Island View: Bute’s military connections

One of the more common strands of anecdotes I hear in conversation with people on Bute (and I hear plenty of anecdotes) is that of the people that used to visit the island in the heyday of the mid-20th Century.

The Bute community forest at Rhubodach was bought by the Bute Community Land Company seven years ago.

Bute Community Council told to ‘think positively’ about future of Bute Forest

Grace Strong, the chair of the Bute Community Council, has urged councillors to ‘forget the past’ and support the Bute Community Land Company in its efforts to find future uses for the island’s community forest at Rhubodach.

A visualisation of the new music and media studio at the Pavilion.

A View from the Pavilion 2

It has been exactly two years since I first came to Bute. I know this precisely because it was the weekend of the first ButeFest and it was also my interview for the Artistic Director/CEO post at Rothesay Pavilion.

The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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Picture quiz: Name the Scottish football stars by their Corinthian figurine

Among the seemingly endless number of collectable playground crazes of the 1990s was the popular range of football models produced by Corinthian. At their height, these little figures sold by the truck load.

Butefest 2016 - festival scenes  (Pic: Cath Ruane)

Butefest: Three days of music and fun ...

Max Yasgur summed up the spirit of music festivals when he spoke of how ‘’people can get together and have three days of fun and music, and have nothing but fun and music.’’

The Begbies (Pic: Michael Gillen)

Butefest: Five bands to see ...

Music festivals are about more than just the headliners.

LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

Rothesay ladies won the County triples

Rothesay ladies win county triples

Rothesay Bowling Club won the county triples at the 
Ladies Argyll and Bute 
Bowling Championships in Campbeltown last Saturday

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

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