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Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

A new report, released today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing.

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Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special award today.

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Your letters: August 11 edition

Your letters: August 11 edition

Some of your letters to The Buteman this week...

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Bute Fabrics hosted stalls run by local groups and businesses at the summer event last weekend.

Bute Fabrics opens its doors to the public for summer event

Members of the public had the chance to get an inside look at one of Bute’s oldest businesses last weekend when Bute Fabrics held a summer event.

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Record high in Scottish employment

Record high in Scottish employment

More people in Scotland are in work as the latest jobs figures show an increase in employment to a record high and a fall in inactivity.

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Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

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The Bute Brew Co hosted rum, reggae and goat curry last weekend as part of a rum and beer festival.

Festival brings reggae and rum to Rothesay

The weather in Rothesay this week hasn’t exactly been tropical, but the scene at the Bute Brew Co last weekend could (with some imagination) almost pass for a Caribbean street party.

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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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Changing landscape at Faskally Wood inspires creative team

Changing landscape at Faskally Wood inspires creative team

This year’s Enchanted Forest show - set to delight visitors once more with its dazzling visuals and music - will be an event with a difference, with the creative team promising a show that’s edgier than ever thanks to the changing landscape at Pitlochry’s Faskally Wood.

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Euston warning to Scottish passengers

Euston warning to Scottish passengers

Passengers travelling from Scotland who use Euston station to travel to and from London are reminded to avoid rail travel for two days over the August bank holiday while work takes place to prepare for Britain’s new high speed railway.

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The BHF can reveal one of top ten hobbies we are most likely to have given up from childhood are playing a musical instrument (39 per cent).

More than a quarter of Scots can’t remember last time they took up a new hobby

New statistics show 93 per cent of adults in Scotland have given up at least one hobby from their childhood and more than a quarter (26 per cent) can’t remember the last time they took up a new one.

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The Brandane Bulls ahead of their latest pre-season friendly.

Bute’s newest football team raring to start first ever season

Bute’s newest youth football team has secured a big name sponsor, and are ready to begin their first ever season later this month.

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Scotland’s Baby Box available nationwide

Scotland’s Baby Box available nationwide

All babies in Scotland due from tomorrow (August 15) will be gifted a Box full of essential items aimed at tackling inequality and promoting health.

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What we did on our holiday? Sustained Scotland’s rural communities

What we did on our holiday? Sustained Scotland’s rural communities

New research has illustrated the vital role tourism plays in supporting local communities across Scotland.

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Councils unprepared for new law supporting disabled taxi users

Councils unprepared for new law supporting disabled taxi users

Disabled taxi passengers across Scotland won’t be able to take advantage of a new law because their councils haven’t made the right preparations, according to disability activist research.

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Bullying is number one concern for Scottish parents

Bullying is number one concern for Scottish parents

Bullying is the number one concern for parents ahead of Scottish schools going back this week, according to a poll by leading charity, Action for Children Scotland.

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Average Brit is 79 percent good

Average Brit is 79 percent good

The average Brit considers themselves to be 79 percent good – and 21 percent bad, according to a new study.

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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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Duncan Martin was presented with a certificate by Russell Byrne of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue this week.

Duncan ready to hang up his firefighter helmet

A Rothesay man who served Bute as a firefighter for over 30 years retired from the service last week, and was presented with a certificate from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue for his time.

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