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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Spirit of the Community awards

Spirit of the Community awards

Time is running out for community projects in Argyll and Bute to enter Clydesdale Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 for a chance to share a funding boost of £75,000.

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CalMac up for marketing award

CalMac up for marketing award

Nominated in the digital marketing category, Caledonian MacBrayne’s first campaign foray aimed specifically at millennials, has been shortlisted at The Travel Marketing Awards.

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Gillie Banks giving a spinning demonstration.

What’s on: ‘Come and Try’ pop-up day

Gillie Banks from Dabbles is holding a ‘Come and Try’ pop-up day on Sunday, February 19, where members of the public are invited to find out more about spinning wool and weaving.

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CalMac managing director, Martin Dorchester.

Ferry boss to remain at helm

CalMac boss, Martin Dorchester, has announced that he will remain in post with the ferry operator.

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CalMac has launched its 2018 Travel Trade Product Planner aimed at helping coach and tour operators to discover the beauty of Scotlands west coast.

Ferry operator launches new planner for coach and tour operators

CalMac has launched its 2018 Travel Trade Product Planner aimed at helping coach and tour operators to discover the beauty of Scotland’s west coast.

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Rothesay's Post Office in Guildford Square.

You can count on us!

Islanders reeling from the Clydesdale Bank branch closure plans have been given a possible lifeline that would avoid a round-trip to the mainland for their banking.

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The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Bute Fabrics has unveiled its new look.

Island firm unveils new contemporary look

Bute Fabrics, the historic textile design and manufacturing company, has refreshed its branding and relaunched its website to reflect the new vibrancy being breathed into the company.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

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The Bute Island Alliance, which formed following the Remaking Rothesay Charrette in February 2016, has issued an invitation to interested parties to get involved.

Join the Bute Island Alliance

Bute Island Alliance has issued an invitation to anyone interested in joining the team.

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Employers are being encouraged to hire apprentices to support the local economy.

Employers in Argyll and Bute urged to hire apprentices

More employers hiring apprentices is vital to the Argyll and Bute economy according to the business support and mentoring group in the region.

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Maria Balshaw (centre), pictured with other members of the Rothesay Pavilion Charity's board.

Rothesay Pavilion board member will be first female director of Tate

A Rothesay Pavilion Charity board member has been named as the first female director of Tate.

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New statistics published by Visit Scotland show that tourism supports 6,500 jobs in Argyll and Bute.

Tourism jobs boost in Argyll and Bute

The number of people working in tourism in Argyll and Bute increased by 10 per cent in one year according to new figures – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11 per cent.

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CalMac's new summer timetables were published on Tuesday.

MSP welcomes CalMac’s new summer timetables

Argyll and Bute MSP, Michael Russell has welcomed the publication of the new CalMac summer timetables.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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