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Ploughing match at Gallachan Farm

Bute Agricultural Society held a ploughing match at Gallachan Farm on Saturday, November 26.

Business
CalMac managing director, Martin Dorchester.

CalMac boss roughs it for homeless charity

A managing director of one of the country’s biggest ferry companies will be swapping rough seas for rough sleeping in a bid to raise money for homeless charity Social Bite.

Transport
Property owners in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne are being asked to complete a building maintenance survey by Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Voucher up for grabs for Bute property owners

Property owners in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne are being asked to take part in a survey about building maintenance, with the chance to win a £50 voucher to be spent in the store of their choice.

Business
Dumfries House in Ayrshire.

Academy pupils to attend textile workshop

Twenty-four pupils from Rothesay Academy will be heading to Dumfries House estate next week to participate in a textile project thanks to funding support from Bute Family Trust.

Education
For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

Business
Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

Transport
Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

Transport
Work began this week on an ambulance shelter at Rothesay Pier.

Ambulance shelter takes shape

Work on a shelter at Rothesay Pier, which will allow ambulance transfers to take place under cover, began this week.

Transport
Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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Angus Macdiarmid, Nicklaus Docherty and Peter Kennedy watch on at the charity sheepdog trial in Strathlachlan. (Photo by Catherine Macdiarmid).

Bute entrant’s success in charity sheepdog trial

A Bute competitor had success at a charity sheepdog trial in Strathlachlan at the weekend.

News
Richard Lawrence (centre), easyJets resolution and service excellence manager, with Webhelps COO, Andy Doig (front left) and Stuart Knapper, Webhelps head of site for Rothesay, with some of the Rothesay team who have secured the easyJet contract.

Rothesay site is ‘flying high’

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has created 37 new jobs at Webhelp’s flagship site in Rothesay.

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Buckingham Terrace in Port Bannatyne.

Port tenement sold

A dilapidated tenement building in Port Bannatyne has been sold to a Manchester-based businessman.

News
FyneHEAT was selected to receive the independent award from a Scotland-wide pool.

Energy award for Fyne Homes

Fyne Homes is delighted to announce that they’ve won an Energy Action Scotland Community Energy Action Award.

News
Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

Business
The site map for the proposed erection of a telecommunications mast at Ardmaleish.

Could new mast bring 4G to Bute?

There are proposals to erect a telecommunications mast at Ardmaleish to provide additional and improved telecommunications coverage to Bute.

News
The cost of keeping businesses going

The cost of keeping businesses going

More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research.

Business
CalMacs Customer, Sales and Marketing Director Graeme MacFarlan with the commendation for Ferry Operator of the Year.

CalMac receives commendations in transport awards

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has picked up two highly commended accolades at the National Transport Awards (NTA).

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Martin Dorchester has announced his intention to step down as managing director of CalMac Ferries Ltd which serves the island of Bute.

CalMac MD to step down

Martin Dorchester, managing director of CalMac Ferries Ltd, and Chief Executive of its parent company David MacBrayne Ltd, has announced his intention to step down from the company at the end of March 2017.

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