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Searching for sharks in the Clyde

This weekend will see the commencement of the 2017 Autumn basking shark survey in the Clyde.

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A visualisation of what the completed hotel would look like.

New hotel planned for Rothesay

Discussions are underway ahead of an ambitious proposal to build a new hotel on the site of the Isle of Bute Sailing Club.

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Drivers need to hang up, says AA

Drivers need to hang up, says AA

More than one fifth of drivers (22%) still can’t bear to turn off their phones whilst driving, according to the AA Charitable Trust.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

The ScotRail Alliance’s performance in recent weeks is the best it has achieved since May 2015.

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ScotRail release top five travel tips

ScotRail release top five travel tips

The ScotRail Alliance is advising horse racing fans heading to the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, September 23, to make their travel plans now.

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Fyne Futures was one of many groups across Europe invited to a conference for small island communities.

Bute representatives impressed at Orkney conference

Fyne Futures delegates joined representatives from Ireland, Brittany, Greece and beyond at a conference and learning exchange for small island communities earlier this month.

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The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

Blue Cross pet charity is calling out to hear about hero pets from across the nation as it opens nominations for the Blue Cross Medal 2018.

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Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

With the old £1 coin due to expire next month, research has revealed that Brits could be sitting on a fortune, as more than £3 million is lost down the back of the nation’s sofas each year.

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Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland has today (Tuesday, September 19) introduced its dual language logo featuring both English and Gaelic.

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Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

The number of young teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped sharply in comparison to teenagers from previous decades, a startling new survey from Barnardo’s reveals.

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Thousands could be spared devastation of stroke, report reveals

Thousands could be spared devastation of stroke, report reveals

A new report, published today by the Stroke Association, reveals that over 110,000 people could be saved from having a stroke by 2035 if research into the latest stroke prevention procedures were properly funded.

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The food and farming event captured the imaginations of Bute children.

Food and farming fun for youngsters at Mount Stuart

220 pupils from Bute’s primary schools visited Mount Stuart last Tuesday to learn about food and farming.

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New research for Meningitis Awareness Week revealed

New research for Meningitis Awareness Week revealed

New research published during national Meningitis Awareness Week, September 18-24, shows only 33% of UK teenagers surveyed (aged 14-18) think vaccines are needed at school or university, despite an urgent campaign to vaccinate teenagers to protect them against a deadly new strain of meningitis.

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Famous Scottish faces doodle for epilepsy charity

Famous Scottish faces doodle for epilepsy charity

Famous faces from Scotland are busy doodling to raise much-needed funds for national charity Epilepsy Action.

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Opticians’ advice ahead of National Eye Health Awareness Week

Opticians’ advice ahead of National Eye Health Awareness Week

It’s National Eye Health Week (September 18-24), and Specsavers is encouraging everyone to make sure they are taking care of their sight.

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More than 100,000 older Scots targeted by phone scammers

More than 100,000 older Scots targeted by phone scammers

Age Scotland is urging older people and their families to protect themselves from phone scams following the Scottish Government’s announcement of its Nuisance Calls Action Plan.

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Frankie Austin celebrates with teammates after netting the winning goal in the final of the Homeless World Cup.

Rothesay’s Frankie is a world cup winner

A Rothesay woman is returning from Norway after a very successful football campaign, netting the winning goal in the final of a world cup.

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Power station workers across Scotland are threatening strike action over pay.

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer

Workers at power stations across the country are threatening to go on strike after what has been described as a “derisory pay offer” by Scottish Power.

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Rothesay Library is an excellent resource for all kinds of activities.

Island View: In praise of our local library

In a professional capacity I use Rothesay Library on a regular basis, usually to trawl through old editions of the Buteman to find entries for the paper’s weekly ‘Bits from Bygone Bute’ section, and sometimes to cover their programme of talks and events.

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