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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.

Transport
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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CalMac has issued a warning there may be disruption to services across their network from Wednesday due to strong winds.

Warning over possible disruption to ferry service

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne is warning anyone planning to travel by ferry tomorrow and into Thursday that strong winds forecast may lead to possible ferry service disruption across the network.

Transport
NFU Scotland's survey runs from January 5 to February 13.

Survey launched as part of union’s wider work on women in agriculture

NFU Scotland is seeking views from its membership about engaging women in union work and the perceived barriers for those who wish to get involved.

Business
Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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CMAL-owned Wemyss Bay Pier.

Fund to improve ferry accessibility

The second round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund will see around £180,000 spent on projects to further improve accessibility on Scotland’s ferries, Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf has announced.

Transport
Have your say on the budget.

Council services consultation

Locals have until January 9 to have their say on Argyll and Bute Council’s service priorities.

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Don't forget to check out amended transport timetables in place over the New Year period.

New year travel arrangements

Whether you’re staying at home for the bells or are planning to head to the mainland to see in 2017, don’t forget to check out New Year travel arrangements before you go.

Transport
New model of community funding

New model of community funding

A number of improvements are being made to the way in which Argyll and Bute Council distributes grant funding to community groups.

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Post Office advice to customers over strike action

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

The Post Office is reminding customers that the CWU has called strike action in 300 of its 11,600 branches on Saturday, December 24, which may result in the closure of some of these branches.

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Brendan O'hara recently visited the Webhelp's Rothsey site.

MP congratulates Rothesay recruits

Argyll and Bute’s MP has congratulated the Rothesay site of Webhelp on its recent boost in jobs.

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Gillie Banks gives a demonstration on her spinning wheel.

Vital Spark’s open day in Rothesay

An open day highlighting the work of six local entrepreneurs was held last week in Rothesay.

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SSEN's Darren Leonard, community emergency plan manager Ronnie Falconer, and Bute community councillors Frank Baxter and Tony Harrison.

Bute is better prepared thanks to SSEN grant

Bute’s emergency plan has received a very welcome boost this week in the form of a grant from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

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Bute residents aged 75 and over are being encouraged to take advantage of free TV licences.

Bute’s over 75s can claim free TV licence

As winter approaches, TV Licensing and Age Scotland are reminding those reaching their 75th birthday in the next 12 months that they are entitled to claim a free TV licence.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is urging people in Argyll and Bute who might need extra support during a power cut to sign up for its free Priority Services Register.

Free priority power services for most vulnerable in Argyll and Bute

With winter well and truly here, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is urging people in Argyll and Bute who might need extra support during a power cut to sign up for its free Priority Services Register.

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Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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Concessionary travel card holders are being urged to check they have the newest version of their pass to ensure it will work in 2017.

Don’t miss the bus with travel card renewal

Concessionary travel card holders across Scotland are being urged to check their card type as some may stop working after December 31, 2016.

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