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Golden anniversary of a marriage made in Rothesay

A couple that married on Bute 50 years ago have made a pilgrimage from Yorkshire this weekend to mark their golden anniversary.

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Fiona Twigg of the Rothesay Slimming World group with Claire Davis, who manages Rothesay's Cancer Research UK shop.

Rothesay slimmers raise money for cancer research

Rothesay residents have raised £1478.30 for Cancer Research UK by donating clothes they have slimmed out of.

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Was your best man the best?

Hunt is on for Britain’s best best man

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the country in search of Britain’s best best man.

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Rothesay Pavilion has been closed since late 2015, and the next stage of work will begin in November this year.

A View from the Pavilion

In this guest column, the artistic director and chief executive of the Rothesay Pavilion Charity Julia Twomlow details how the Pavilion refurbishment project has gone so far and what the next stage is.

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Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

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Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen livestock worrying drop by nearly 40 per cent during the spring lambing season, compared to last year.

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Everybody needs good neighbours ..?

Half of Brits don’t know their neighbours’ names, according to poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

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Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Drivers are facing accelerating increases in car insurance taking average premiums to £666 as Government compensation rules come into effect, new research1 from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to get active outside to protect their wellbeing.

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UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

NHS union UNISON have launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish government to ‘scrap the cap’ on NHS pay, which will include UNISON members lobbying Scottish Government ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS board reviews.

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Ferries from Rothesay Bay and Rhubodach offer two options for heading off the island for the day.

Island View: An abundance of choices

With the choice of two ferries off Bute in two different directions, there is an abundance of options for day trips off the island if you are that way inclined.

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The meeting at Rothesay Museum was well-attended, by members of the BCLC and members of the public.

Bute Community Land Company appeal for future community input at AGM

The Bute Community Land Company (BCLC) held its Annual General Meeting yesterday, with directors presenting the company’s accounts and setting out their plan for the next year.

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UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK Coast.

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Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Conservation bodies are calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help them assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks.

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There are battles and bonnets galore in the new online battlefield map.

Log on and follow the clans’ charge of the fight brigade

Scotland’s clans have clashed through the centuries and there’s a chance that claymores were once in full swing near you.

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Ensure children are safe on Scotland’s farms and crofts this summer

Ensure children are safe on Scotland’s farms and crofts this summer

With Scottish schools starting to break up for the holidays next week, NFU Scotland is warning farmers and crofters of the dangers of letting children play on farm during the summer.

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Which? said that some cameras could be hacked. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

VIRGIN Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

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What Scottish women want revealed

What Scottish women want revealed

It’s the age old question – what do women want in men? What’s more important, height? Muscles? Beards?

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Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Around two thirds of UK road users would support a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars, vans and lorries in an effort to get the worst polluting vehicles off our roads, according to a survey by IAM RoadSmart.

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