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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.

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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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Bute narrowly lost out on the County Cup after taking on Millport in this year's competition.

Bute succumb to Millport for the second year in County Cup

Curlers from Bute narrowly missed out on prising the County Cup from the grasp of Millport Curling Club last week.

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The primary school was delighted to receive their gold award from sportscotland last week.

St Andrew’s Primary goes for gold!

St Andrew’s Primary School was presented with a Gold Award from sportscotland on Thursday - the first primary on the island to receive one, and only the second in the whole of Argyll and Bute.

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Bute curlers competed against a rink from Greenock Ladies on Wednesday, January 18.

Curling: Bute take on Greenock Ladies

Bute curlers headed to Greenock’s Waterfront on Wednesday, January 18, to play in the Greenock Day League.

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Champion and record holder, Ross Murdoch, took Strathmore 'Do More' winners for a training session in Glasgow today to encourage more people to 'Do More' and get active. Pictured in the back row, second from the left, is Rothesay swimmer Robyn Horsburgh.

Rothesay swimmer in training event with Olympian

A Rothesay swimmer was among those who took part in a special training event led by Olympic swimmer, Ross Murdoch, recently.

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Bute curlers took part in the first round of the Argyle Province Championship on Saturday.

Bute curlers sweep back into action

After what seemed like a lengthy break, local curlers got back in harness and headed to Braehead Ice Rink on Sunday to play in the first round of the Argyle Province Championship.

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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The Isle of Bute Pool League is now in its seventh week. (Photo by Tim Parkinson)

Mac’s Bar returns to Isle of Bute Pool League

The Golfers Bar sponsored Isle of Bute Pool League, now in its seventh week, is delighted to announce the return of Mac’s Bar who have been absent for some years.

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Who did Scotland beat in March? See Question 1

Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember?

How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months.

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Successful year for Bute dancers

Dancers from the Anne McIlroy School of Dance finished off a very successful year in style, after competing at competitions and festivals all over Scotland.

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Bute curlers competed for two trophies in Greenock recently.

Bute curlers compete for trophies at Greenock

In the third Province outing of the season, six rinks from across Argyll and Bute met at Greenock’s Waterfront on Tuesday, December 6, to curl in competition for two trophies.

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Rothesay Academy's cross-country participants.

Academy pupils in cross-country challenge

Pupils at Rothesay Academy recently laced up their running shoes to participate in the annual cross-country challenge at the Meadows.

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Rothesay Bowling Club's most recent Friday Flier was held on November 25.

Friday Flier at Rothesay BC

Joan Reynolds, Gordon Shaw and Allan Cowan (skip) took home the first prize vouchers in the Friday Flier at Rothesay Bowling Club on November 25.

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Bute curlers competed for the Esse and  Donald Clark Cup in Greenock

Bute curlers lose out at Greenock

A Bute rink travelled to Greenock on Tuesday, November 15, to join five other Argyll Province rinks to contest two trophies.

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Prize winners of the Argyll Vintners' Shoot at the Glendaruel and Colintraive Gun Club. Left to right: David Milton, Derek Street, Kenny McGillivray, James Scott, Alan Brown, Josh Cowan, Richard Deane, Nick McFarlane, and John Gilchrist.

Argyll Vintners’ Open Shoot

The Glendaruel and Colintraive Gun Club held the inaugural Argyll Vintners’ Open Shoot on Saturday, November 19.

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Prize winners of the Argyll Vintners Shoot at the Glendaruel and Colintraive Gun Club

Argyll Vinters Open Shoot success

Glendaruel and Colintraive Gun Club staged the inaugural Argyll Vintners’ Open Shoot last Saturday.

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Bute's Iain McDonald, pictured here with some of his young charges, meeting the Duke of Rothesay when he visited Bute Fabrics this summer.

Award for Bute shinty coach

Congratulations are in order for Bute’s Iain McDonald, who received the Donella Crawford Award for Youth/School Volunteer of the Year at the recent National Shinty Awards in Inverness.

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Bute Clay Target Club's annual Turkey Shoot was another big success.

Bute Clay Target Club’s Turkey Shoot

Bute Clay Target Club’s annual Turkey Shoot was a great success with 23 guns competing for the trophy.

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Bute Ladies Sport (pictured) won the 'Club of the Year' award in this year's Argyll and Bute Sport Awards. The group is one of several community-based sporting groups on the island.

Pupil survey on community sport

Rothesay Community Sport and Active Schools are working with a group of pupils from Rothesay Academy to develop, grow and support community sport on Bute.

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