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Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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Rothesay Academy's S5 cleaned up Guildford Square bus shelter in December as part of a citizenship project. (Photo by Hayley McGuire)

Rothesay Academy’s S5 roll up sleeves to clean up town shelter

Rothesay Academy’s fifth year pupils helped to improve an area of Rothesay in the lead up to Christmas as part of a citizenship project.

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Gales are expected to batter most of Scotland from Wednesday

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

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Scotland's school pupils are being encouraged to design a garden suitable for Scotlands Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

Calling all Bute’s budding young gardeners!

Keep Scotland Beautiful is searching for green-fingered, innovative young designers to take part in this year’s Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition.

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Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow.

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Buteshire Natural History Societys Bird Group pictured on Islay in February 2016 (photo by Viv Shelley).

Join Buteshire Natural History Society in 2017

As Buteshire Natural History Society goes from strength to strength, a warm welcome is being offered to new members looking to join in 2017.

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Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species in the country’s forests.

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Call into the Bute Advice Centre if you can help

Volunteer with emergency plan

The team responsible for carrying out Bute’s emergency plan is keen to hear from anyone willing to volunteer their services.

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Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Many people will use the festive season to go walking and climbing with mountain safety experts urging them to take precautions to stay safe.

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Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Bird keepers in Scotland have been reminded to keep their poultry and captive birds indoors after bird flu was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire.

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Kilfinan Community Forest, Argyll.

Search on for Scotland’s finest woods

The search has begun to find and celebrate the finest and most inspiring woodlands in Scotland. The 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards are an annual recognition of excellence among those who use, own or manage woods and forests - and a celebration of their contribution to the wealth and well-being of communities.

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Beachwatch Bute ranger Sandra MacMillan, left, pictured at Ettrick Bay with Sandra Stevenson, one of the charity's committee members.

Praise for Bute’s marine clean-up

A Bute charity has been held up as a shining example of how to tackle the problem of marine litter across Scotland.

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Hares must be controlled to safeguard habitats, the SGA has said.

Warning of habitat damage if culls banned

A full ban on the culling of mountain hares could lead to serious damage to habitats and the species, a national organisation has warned.

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Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates to the public for next years Open Farm Sunday on June 11. Organisers LEAF are keen to see more farms taking part.

Farmers urged to highlight vital role

Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates and welcome the public to showcase their achievements and the goods and services they deliver.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning for Tuesday, November 8 across Scotland

Weather warning ahead of snowfall

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning ahead of snow and low temperatures that will sweep the country tomorrow.

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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.

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Bute Estate factor, Bob Baines, with Bute councillors Isobel Strong and Len Scoullar.

Benefits being reaped from hydro scheme

A community hydro scheme in the hills above Colintraive was officially opened on Friday afternoon thanks to Mount Stuart Trust.

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Volunteers take a well-deserved break during the walkway works in Cnocnicoll Wood.

Volunteers’ efforts in Cnocnicoll Wood

Cnocnicoll Wood at Kingarth saw much action last week with Bute Conservation Trust working in partnership with Mount Stuart Trust on maintaining our countryside.

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Peatlands are vital to the survival of many plants. Photograph: Martin Rimmer

Highland bog reveals global warming threat to peatlands

Rising sea levels and increased pollution linked to global warming are posing a huge threat to the future of the world’s peatland areas, new research has concluded.

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