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Bute cycling event boost for Alesha’s family

Fifty-five hardy cyclists hit the roads of Bute on Saturday as part of the Big Bike Revival.

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Mourners asked to wear pink for Alesha MacPhail’s funeral

Mourners asked to wear pink for Alesha MacPhail’s funeral

Arrangements for the funeral of Alesha MacPhail have been announced by the funeral directors.

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Scottish mum Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon died in Iraq in 2004, is backing the Johnston Press campaign calling on Scottish and Westminster Governments to shed light on veteran suicide figures.''Pic: Robert Perry.

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

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Loch Fad is the idyllic setting for Bluebird's tests.

‘Bluebird’ revs up for Loch Fad trials

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 is about to take to the water again on an island adventure.

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Councillors Jim Findlay and Elaine Robertson receive the hi-vis vests from Alasdair Gillies MBE.

Trust focuses on Bute pupils’ safety

A community organisation - expected to last only seven years – has celebrated it 40th anniversary.

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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found.

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Loch na Leighe. Pic by Raibeart MacAoidh on Geograph.

Great outdoors give mental health boost

A short film has been produced to show how the great outdoors can help improve people’s mental wellbeing.

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St Blane's Church, Isle of Bute.

Churches meet at historic Bute site

Local churches on Bute will come together this Sunday for their annual summer outdoor service.

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Tributes to Alesha were paid across the community

Alesha MacPhail murder accused makes second appearance

A teenager charged with the murder and rape of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail in Bute has been back in court.

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With a barbecue, patio and pond this property’s garden almost rivals the home!

If you fancy an outstandingly beautiful yet very practical house with lots of living space then look no further!

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Members of Bute Community Cycling Club plan the ride to raise funds for Alesha MacPhail's family.

Bute bike ride in memory of Alesha

Locals are being encouraged to come together in a show of strength to remember six-year-old girl Alesha MacPhail.

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Rothesay, the chief town of Bute on the east coast of the island.

Sunny weather leads to water usage warning to islanders

Scottish Water is urging customers on Bute to use their water wisely as a result of the prolonged dry period of weather.

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Members of Bute in Bloom, filling 68 planters with plants to be placed around the shop frontages in Rothesay

Bute’s blooming marvellous community effort

Bute in Bloom members have been busy recently filling 68 planters, not only for locals and visitors to enjoy, but also to impress Keep Scotland Beautiful judges next month.

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The latest For Bute fund receipients

Latest awards For Bute groups

For Bute gave £4500 to island groups recently in its latest allocation of funds raised by its team of volunteers in its Victoria Street thrift shop.

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Woman arrested after ‘identifying Alesha MacPhail murder accused’

Woman arrested after ‘identifying Alesha MacPhail murder accused’

A woman has been arrested for alleged contempt of court after being accused of identifying the teenager charged with Alesha MacPhail’s murder.

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Police Scotland forensics officers examine the woods where 6-year-old Alesha MacPhail was found on July 2, 2018.

16-year-old charged with murder and rape of Alesha MacPhail

A teenager has appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail who was found dead on Monday in Port Bannatyne.

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