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Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

A new report, released today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing.

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Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special award today.

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Bute Fabrics hosted stalls run by local groups and businesses at the summer event last weekend.

Bute Fabrics opens its doors to the public for summer event

Members of the public had the chance to get an inside look at one of Bute’s oldest businesses last weekend when Bute Fabrics held a summer event.

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Record high in Scottish employment

Record high in Scottish employment

More people in Scotland are in work as the latest jobs figures show an increase in employment to a record high and a fall in inactivity.

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The Bute Brew Co hosted rum, reggae and goat curry last weekend as part of a rum and beer festival.

Festival brings reggae and rum to Rothesay

The weather in Rothesay this week hasn’t exactly been tropical, but the scene at the Bute Brew Co last weekend could (with some imagination) almost pass for a Caribbean street party.

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Changing landscape at Faskally Wood inspires creative team

Changing landscape at Faskally Wood inspires creative team

This year’s Enchanted Forest show - set to delight visitors once more with its dazzling visuals and music - will be an event with a difference, with the creative team promising a show that’s edgier than ever thanks to the changing landscape at Pitlochry’s Faskally Wood.

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Euston warning to Scottish passengers

Euston warning to Scottish passengers

Passengers travelling from Scotland who use Euston station to travel to and from London are reminded to avoid rail travel for two days over the August bank holiday while work takes place to prepare for Britain’s new high speed railway.

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The Brandane Bulls ahead of their latest pre-season friendly.

Bute’s newest football team raring to start first ever season

Bute’s newest youth football team has secured a big name sponsor, and are ready to begin their first ever season later this month.

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Scotland’s Baby Box available nationwide

Scotland’s Baby Box available nationwide

All babies in Scotland due from tomorrow (August 15) will be gifted a Box full of essential items aimed at tackling inequality and promoting health.

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What we did on our holiday? Sustained Scotland’s rural communities

What we did on our holiday? Sustained Scotland’s rural communities

New research has illustrated the vital role tourism plays in supporting local communities across Scotland.

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Councils unprepared for new law supporting disabled taxi users

Councils unprepared for new law supporting disabled taxi users

Disabled taxi passengers across Scotland won’t be able to take advantage of a new law because their councils haven’t made the right preparations, according to disability activist research.

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Bullying is number one concern for Scottish parents

Bullying is number one concern for Scottish parents

Bullying is the number one concern for parents ahead of Scottish schools going back this week, according to a poll by leading charity, Action for Children Scotland.

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Average Brit is 79 percent good

Average Brit is 79 percent good

The average Brit considers themselves to be 79 percent good – and 21 percent bad, according to a new study.

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Duncan Martin was presented with a certificate by Russell Byrne of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue this week.

Duncan ready to hang up his firefighter helmet

A Rothesay man who served Bute as a firefighter for over 30 years retired from the service last week, and was presented with a certificate from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue for his time.

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Butefest last month provided an excellent opportunity for small food producers to show off their wares to hungry audiences.

Island View: An abundance of good food

One area in which I would say Bute punches above its weight consistently is cuisine.

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The new Bute day service plan includes Thomson Court.

Open event in Rothesay sharing information on new day service

A further community event is being held today (Friday) to update people on services to meet the needs of the frail and elderly population on Bute.

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Working Brits spending 13% more on lunch than annual utility bill

Working Brits spending 13% more on lunch than annual utility bill

Lunchtime spending is on the rise with almost a third (31%) of Brits in work or full time education admitting to going shopping during their lunch break.

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Scottish Government takes steps to tackle obesity

Scottish Government takes steps to tackle obesity

Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell visited Pilton Community Health Project ahead of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the diet and obesity strategy.

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Police Scotland launches week-long drink/drug drive campaign

Police Scotland launches week-long drink/drug drive campaign

Police Scotland launches the second week-long summer drink/drug drive campaign today (August 11) to coincide with a time of year when statistics show Scotland’s road users are at their highest risk of being killed or seriously injured because the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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