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Search for European Championship volunteers begins

People across Scotland are being given the chance to volunteer and be the face of the inaugural European Championships in 2018.

Bute Clay March shoot was a success

Good turnout for Bute clays

The March outing of Bute Clay Target Club proved a great success with 23 guns turning up to compete.

Bute curlers take to the ice

Bute curlers compete for club silverware

It’s been a busy time for Bute Curling Club over the past month with members 
competing in two trophies.

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Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames?

Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different.

A good catch for visitors to the  loch

Increased fishing stock a boost for local anglers

Anglers fishing on two of the island’s lochs have returned bumper catches over the 
winter months.

Action from Brandane v Hamilton match

Makeshift Brandane bounce back after recent defeats

Youth overcame experience as Rothesay Brandane 
recorded a draw against
opponents who had 
recently beat them 8-1.

Derek Keir, CEO of Camanach Association

Derek takes on leading role at Camanachd Association

The Camanachd Association has appointed Derek Keir as their new chief executive 

Bute Golf Club Fraser presentation

Presidential role for long-serving Frazer

Bute Golf Club has paid tribute to long-serving official Frazer Robinson by conferring on him the position of honorary club president.

Port Bannatyne GC stableford winners

Stableford winners

Twenty hardy souls from Port Bannatyne Golf Club braved the wet and windy weather on Sunday morning for the pairs stableford.

Martin Deighan and John McInairnie, two of the prizewinners at the clubs presentation night

Prizewinning anglers

The Isle of Bute Angling Association recently held their annual general meeting and prizegiving night in The Moat Centre.

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Stewart Regan, Chief Executive; Andrew McKinlay, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Football Association and David Little, Chief Executive, Scottish Youth Football Association appeared before the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee to give evidence on Child Protection in sport  Pic: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

488 youth football coaches suspended over disclosure checks

Hundreds of Scottish youth football coaches and officials have been suspended for failing to complete comprehensive background checks.

Malky McKay is seen here with performance school players

SFA initiative aims to seek out the best in young football talent

Aspiring young footballers on Bute could soon be involved in a new Scottish Football 
Association initiative which is aimed to source the best young talent from across the nation.

Robert McKirdy increased his lead in Bute Golf Club's Winter League at Kingarth on Saturday.

Golf: Robert increases league lead at Kingarth

A winning round of 38 stableford points increased Robert McKirdy’s lead in Bute Golf Club’s Winter League at Kingarth on Saturday.

Local curlers Ron Forrester (skip), Donald Kinnear, Bill Stein and Margaret MacLeod travelled to Braehead Ice Rink on Sunday, February 5, to play in the second round of the Province Championship.

Curling: Bute curlers fail to shine in Province Championship event

Members of Bute Curling Club narrowly failed to reach the final stages of the Province Championship in Glasgow.

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Seven golfers braved the windswept course at Kingarth on Saturday in the latest round of Bute Golf Club's winter league.

Golf: Golfers brave windswept course at Kingarth

The continuing bleak weather took its toll again at Kingarth on Saturday as only seven competitors in Bute Golf Club’s Winter League braved an early-morning frost followed by a bitter northerly wind.

Golf: Hat-trick of victories for Robert McKirdy at Kingarth

Golf: Hat-trick of victories for Robert McKirdy at Kingarth

A decision to brave the miserable weather conditions of last Saturday paid off for Robert McKirdy in his bid to complete a hat-trick of victories in Bute Golf Club’s Winter League.

Rothesay Golf Club's new machinery.

Golf: New greens equipment for Rothesay Golf Club

Rothesay Golf Club’s committee proudly displayed their recently purchased greens machinery at the town club at the weekend.

Rothesay Brandane AFC in action on Saturday (February 4) against Larkhall Thistle. (Photo by Dave Swan)

Football: Danes lose to Larkhall Thistle at home

Rothesay Brandane AFC lost 3-1 against Larkhall Thistle at home on Saturday, February 4, in the Caledonian League Division 1A.

Port Bannatyne Golf Club.

Golf: News from winter league at Port Bannatyne

Last week was the seventh week of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.

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