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Biggest entry and fantastic weather helped create the best triathlon ever

Another Isle of Bute Triathlon has come and gone but not without a great deal of 
enthusiastic splashing, 
pedalling and running about.

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The home of MK Dons

Quiz: Which teams play at these lower league British football grounds?

While newer all-seater arenas can look mundane and homogeneous, there are still plenty of traditional grounds in Scotland and England to give the football leagues a mixture of variety and modernity.

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Sarah Sidebottom, 2017 Scottish Mixed Doubles winner

Rothesay’s Sarah is a winner

Badminton player Sarah Sidebottom was in great form last weekend when she and partner Christopher Grimley won the 
Scottish mixed doubles championship.

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An Isle of Bute triathlon competitor from last year

Be quick or you could miss out on island’s major sports event

The organisers of the Isle of Bute Triathlon are looking for as many locals as possible to get involved in this year’s 
annual event.

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Bute Shinty first team squad

Bute get season off to winning start

After multiple false starts Bute’s 1st team finally got their 2017 campaign up and running at home to Oban Celtic in their namesake trophy.

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Search for European Championship volunteers begins

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 
officer.

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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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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.

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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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