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Call to perform an act of kindness

The public are being asked to do a good deed on St Andrew’s Day to celebrate Scotland’s history, culture and the nation’s shared values.

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Ballianlay and Port Bannatyne SWIs held a joint meeting this month, and winners of various crafts competitions were announced.

Rurals’ joint meeting

Ballianlay SWI were pleased to welcome Irene MacFarlane, the chairman of the Renfrewshire Federation to their joint meeting with Port Bannatyne SWI on Monday 6th November. The speaker for the evening was qualified silversmith, Pat Chandler, who brought some of her pictures and hangings to showcase her particular skill. She also demonstrated the Japanese art of origami.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Remembrance Sunday services took place across the island.

Bute remembers the fallen

Four services took place across the island on a frosty Remembrance Sunday, at Rothesay, Port Bannatyne, Kingarth and Cnoc-an-Raer.

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Steven Orange with the Buteman article.

Buteman article helps to crack the case in grandfather war service hunt

A man researching the hidden story of his grandfather’s service in WW1 cracked the case thanks to the Buteman.

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Highest work injury figures

Highest work injury figures

New figures have revealed that Argyll and Bute has the highest rate of workplace injuries in Scotland, and the tenth highest in Britain.

Health
The Barbers of Bute  documentary focuses on Mounzer (31), a Syrian refugee, who is rebuilding his life on the Scottish Isle of Bute after fleeing the war.

Mounzer’s story hits the big screen

A student film maker will this weekend hold a screening of his documentary about a Syrian refugee who has started a new life as a barber on Bute.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Rothesay will get its Christmas lights soon.

Details of Rothesay Christmas lights

Guildford Square in Rothesay will be equipped with this year’s Christmas tree and festive lights soon.

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Work taking place on the west end of Wemyss Bay pier during the work. (Pic courtesy of Brian Sydney)

National accolade for Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has picked up a national accolade for its refurbishment project at Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal.

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Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Education
In the mini-summit at Mount Stuart, island business-owners spoke of their concerns.

Discussion identifies tourism challenges

Mount Stuart hosted one of a series of events last week, intended to identify the challenges specific to tourism on Bute.

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Do you know someone who fits the bill?

Nominate an ‘Unexpected Star’ for new Michael McIntyre TV series

A new BBC show hosted by Michael McIntyre is looking for new talent - but the nominees can’t find out…

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Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1500 for their school.

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Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

According to new research, one-fifth of Scottish workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office.

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