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Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish people must be given a choice.

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Ailie Stewart

Pupil Ailie appeals for parliament votes

The deputy head girl of a Cowal school is asking for young people’s votes in the upcoming Scottish Youth Parliament election.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Thomson Court, Rothesay.

Last chance to have your say on health redesign on Bute

Time is running out for members of the public to have their say on redesign plans affecting Thomson Court day centre.

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Bute Community Council will meet on Wednesday, February 15, at 7pm in the church centre of the United Church of Bute in Rothesay.

Bute Community Council meeting in Rothesay tonight

The February meeting of Bute Community Council takes place in Rothesay this evening at the United Church of Bute.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Safer road usage has been highlighted as a priority following an assessment for the latest Community Safety Strategy for Argyll and Bute.

Community Safety Strategy for Argyll and Bute is launched

The Community Safety Strategy 2016-20 for Argyll and Bute has been officially launched.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Argyll and Bute Council switched from weekly to three-weekly refuse collection in October 2016.

Foxes and rats and gulls - oh, my!

Foxes have been spotted in Rothesay’s streets following the move to a three-weekly refuse collection in Argyll and Bute.

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The Armed Forces charity, SSAFA, is encouraging people in Argyll and Bute to offer their skills and time as a volunteer.

Armed Forces charity in appeal for Argyll and Bute volunteers

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is urging the people of Argyll and Bute to build on their New Year’s resolutions and learn new skills, while giving something back to their local Armed Forces community, by becoming a volunteer.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Brendan O'Hara MP is given a crash course in how to make a trowel in Rothesay Academy's S1 technical class.

MP’s praise for island community

Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara, was full of praise for the island community during his visit to Bute on Friday.

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Left to right: Ann Marie Knowles, Executive Director of Community Services, Neil McKnight, Head Teacher at Tarbert Academy; Councillor Rory Colville, Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning; and Anne Paterson, Head of Education.

Council launches education and vision strategy

Argyll and Bute Council has become one of the first local authorities in Scotland to launch an education vision and strategy which meets the requirements of the National Improvement Framework (NIF).

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Bute Community Council will meet on Wednesday, January 18, at 7pm in the church centre of the United Church of Bute in Rothesay.

January meeting of Bute Community Council

The first meeting of 2017 for Bute Community Council takes place on Wednesday, January 18.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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