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Brendan O'Hara MP

MP calls for groups to apply to fund

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Les Wilson with the hand sewn US flag for the first Tuscania funeral.  It was taken by Jenni in the archive of the Smithsonian Museum of American history in Washington DC. Photo by Jenni Minto.

Book and TV show set to tell the story of the Bute-born American soldier who was among the 200 men who died when their ship was sunk by a German U-boat during the First World War 100 years ago

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Answers from the Pavilion part 5

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Jazz launches Rothesay into the New Year

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Support for communities

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Travel with caution advice for drivers

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Bute author Barry Gornell

Author books major deal

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Scottish virtuoso percussionist and marimba player Calum Huggan.

Bute Arts Society concert

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QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

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Scott Booth, now head coach of Glasgow City, believes change should be resisted at all levels of the Scotland set-up

Scott Booth: Scotland must stick with manager and the plan

Football

Up to 400 cyclists ensure Wheelers’ festival is a continued success story

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Cyclists prepare for one of the races

Cyclists gear up for major biking event on the island

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McCubbin pair win pairs

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Scottish athletics stars converge on Grangemouth for Senior Championships

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Oliver Burke will join Scots U21 squad with a point to prove

Football

Draw made for first round of Scottish Junior Cup

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The Chicago Teddy Bears Society, pictured performing at  292 Club in Rothesay as part of  the 2015 Isle of Bute Jazz Festival

Jazz concert to shake off the festive excess

Music
Do you know someone who fits the bill?

Nominate an ‘Unexpected Star’ for new Michael McIntyre TV series

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Les Gitanes and John Burgess on stage at the Victoria Hotel in Rothesay.

Bute quartet preparing to launch jazz season - and new album

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Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

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Strictly embargoed 00.01 Monday 3rd April; Cycling star Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, will take ultra-endurance to another level by circumnavigating the globe in less than half that time.

Beaumont will be attempting to travel 18,000 miles around the world, starting from Paris on Sunday 2 July. As a warm up to the Artemis World Cycle, he will first cycle around the coastline of Britain, leaving on 4th April. The 3,500 miles, 15-day training ride will be at 80 days pace, with Beaumont cycling for 16 hours and 240 miles per day.

As part of his mission to travel around the world in 80 days, breaking the current world record of 123 days, set by New Zealands Andrew Nicholson, the Scottish adventurer is raising funds for Orkidstudio, which works to benefit communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction. The journey will also be tracked through Twinkl, a global educational platform for primary schools.

Mark Beaumont lays down cycling challenge

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Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

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