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Series following the work of Argyll and Bute council welcomed

Islanders have been reacting to a national TV series focusing on Argyll and Bute Council, including scenes shot on Bute.

Ballianlay and Port Bannatyne SWIs held a joint meeting this month, and winners of various crafts competitions were announced.

Rurals’ joint meeting

Ballianlay SWI were pleased to welcome Irene MacFarlane, the chairman of the Renfrewshire Federation to their joint meeting with Port Bannatyne SWI on Monday 6th November. The speaker for the evening was qualified silversmith, Pat Chandler, who brought some of her pictures and hangings to showcase her particular skill. She also demonstrated the Japanese art of origami.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Remembrance Sunday services took place across the island.

Bute remembers the fallen

Four services took place across the island on a frosty Remembrance Sunday, at Rothesay, Port Bannatyne, Kingarth and Cnoc-an-Raer.

Steven Orange with the Buteman article.

Buteman article helps to crack the case in grandfather war service hunt

A man researching the hidden story of his grandfather’s service in WW1 cracked the case thanks to the Buteman.

The Bute Family Mausoleum, located in Rothesay Cemetery, in the grounds of the United Church of Bute.

From ancient Turkey to Bute

Last week at the Lit the speaker, Stephen Brown, surprised and fascinated his audience with his talk on the history of the mausoleum.

Highest work injury figures

Highest work injury figures

New figures have revealed that Argyll and Bute has the highest rate of workplace injuries in Scotland, and the tenth highest in Britain.

Guildford Court in Rothesay , part of the Townscape Heritage Initiative.

A clearer focus on the island

In the last column I described how the Bute Island Alliance had come into being and the key areas for action that BIA had been asked to undertake by the local community: Employment and Local Economic Development; Physical Infrastructure; and Cooperation, Communication and Coordination.

The Barbers of Bute  documentary focuses on Mounzer (31), a Syrian refugee, who is rebuilding his life on the Scottish Isle of Bute after fleeing the war.

Mounzer’s story hits the big screen

A student film maker will this weekend hold a screening of his documentary about a Syrian refugee who has started a new life as a barber on Bute.

Rothesay will get its Christmas lights soon.

Details of Rothesay Christmas lights

Guildford Square in Rothesay will be equipped with this year’s Christmas tree and festive lights soon.

Work taking place on the west end of Wemyss Bay pier during the work. (Pic courtesy of Brian Sydney)

National accolade for Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has picked up a national accolade for its refurbishment project at Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal.

Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

In the mini-summit at Mount Stuart, island business-owners spoke of their concerns.

Discussion identifies tourism challenges

Mount Stuart hosted one of a series of events last week, intended to identify the challenges specific to tourism on Bute.

There will be three remembrance services on Bute this weekend.

Details of Bute remembrance events

Bute will host three services this weekend for Remembrance Sunday, November 12.

Local school children will be involved in events across EWWR 2017.

Bute engagement in waste reduction

Fyne Futures are preparing to go all out for European Week of Waste Reduction (EWWR)2017 later this month, with events planned at two local schools and a drive for donations at the ReStyle shop alongside awareness-raising initiatives.

Alisdair Johnston gave a summary of VisitButes annual report at a mini-summit held last Thursday at Mount Stuart.

VisitBute’s plea for help

VisitBute’s Alisdair Johnston said the organisation has had a successful year - but he told the Buteman they need more help to keep promoting Bute and Rothesay.

Alison Clark with one of her creations.

Triple Aspect secures funding to support more creative work

A unique Bute-based business has been granted funding to work with a creative writing group on the island.

A party at Stirling Castle marked 100 years of the Boys Brigade's Junior Section

Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.

Sam and his faithful companion Jess spent a few days on Bute last week before heading off up the coast again.

Sam’s epic journey for a good cause comes to Bute

An army veteran visited Bute last week, as part of an odyssey around Britain to raise awareness and funds for a condition that he and thousands of others suffer from.

Ferry and train at Wemyss Bay.

Rail link not ferry good

Frustration has been voiced regarding the rail link via Scot rail to Wemyss Bay and the onward journey to Bute via the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry.

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