Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018.

Police Scotland.

Travel with caution advice for drivers

Drivers across Scotland are advised to travel with extra caution, as the latest weather warnings for the country are announced.

Bute author Barry Gornell

Author books major deal

An author from Rothesay is hopeful of a bright future in writing after re-releasing one of his books with the publishing firm behind Ian Rankin.

Rothesay Pavilion

Answers from the Pavilion part 5

As the New Year dawns, it is gratifying to see activity on site at the Pavilion.

New Year jazz concert.

Jazz launches Rothesay into the New Year

No Isle of Bute New Year celebrations would be complete without the strains of high quality jazz drifting over Rothesay Bay from the Victoria Hotel and this year’s 2018 concert had it all and more.

Support for communities

Support for communities

Community groups are being encouraged to submit applications for funding from Argyll and Bute Council’s Supporting Communities Fund.

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

On February 5, 1918, German submarine UB-77 sank a British troopship, SS Tuscania, between Rathlin Island and Islay. More than 200 men died – most of them young American ‘doughboys’ on their way to the trenches of World War One.

Bute Produce's Ashfield planting site on the southern edge of Rothesay.

Planting begins at Battery Place on Sunday

This Sunday will see an exciting new development on the banks of Rothesay Bay.

Scottish virtuoso percussionist and marimba player Calum Huggan.

Bute Arts Society concert

Scottish virtuoso percussionist and marimba player Calum Huggan will perform a concert presented by Bute Arts Society at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday.

Anna Coogan

Songwriter set to return

Transclyde Music will welcome Anna Coogan back to Bute on January 28 for a special afternoon concert at Ardbeg Bowling Club from 2pm.

Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

Songwriting festival in move to the island aims to strike a chord

Songwriting festival in move to the island aims to strike a chord

An annual songwriting festival is set to move to Bute from Portpatrick next month, bringing two days of music to Rothesay.

Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

The university students passed on their knowledge to Academy pupils in December as part of Inspiring Science.

Boffins on island visit

A team of science students led by a former Rothesay Academy pupil will return to the island this weekend to spread their knowledge.

Jamie Murray MSYP with Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Childcare and the Early Years, along with  Jack Norquoy MSYP for Orkney and Trustee of SYP, and a representative from Who Cares? Scotland.

Jamie Murray, 19 years old, is the Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Argyll & Bute

Viv Hamilton
Community Development Worker (Argyll & Bute)
Support in Mind Scotland

Rural mental health tackled

Bute is to benefit from a new project by the mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland and the National Rural Mental Health Forum.

Rothesay Primary School.

School registration dates

Children, who turn five between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019, should be registered for primary school during the week beginning Monday, January 15.

MVs Bute and Argyle pictured at Rothesay pier.

Ferry disruption

CalMac Ferries are reminding passengers of the latest disruption information to their services.

Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

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