Health and social care funding gap could hit jobs

The Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is facing a £5-6 million funding gap for 2018/19 which could lead to job losses.

Rothesay Pavilion. (Picture: Iain MacLeod)

Pavilion chief executive set to leave post

Rothesay Pavilion’s artistic director and chief executive Julia Twomlow has announced she will leave her post in June.

Argyll and Bute Council's decision to collect general refuse on a three-weekly basis has been met with anger from Bute residents.

Future of public services consultation

A public consultation will be held in Rothesay this summer to gather local views on the future of public services.

The 'Real Vikings' film crew with Anne Speirs from Bute Museum and Viking expert Dr Clare Downey. Pictured on Bute in 2015.

Film tourism boost

The landscape of Bute is set to play a leading role in supporting the area’s economy, by attracting more film production and tourism.

Police Scotland

Police warning as clocks change

With the clocks due to go forward this weekend, police are urging people to keep home security in mind when they start to enjoy the lighter nights and warmer weather over the coming months.

Armed police on the streets following a terror alert. Photo by Neil Hanna Photography

Terrorism: Be alert and take action

Members of the public are being encouraged to report suspicious activity in a bid to prevent terrorism.

Bute Community Council in session at its March meeting last year. (Picture: I.L. MacLeod.)

Nominations are open for community council elections

If you care about what happens in your community and would like to have a role in developing its future, you are invited to find out about becoming a community councillor.

Josh Hampson

It’s some trip for Josh as he attends college

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the nationwide campaign aimed at encouraging more employers to take on apprentices.

Victoria Hospital, Rothesay.

Health deficit has reduced

Following recent budget announcements, the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has learnt that its budget deficit has reduced from £18m to £14m.

Kinross Community Council - Defibrillator

SSEN grants of up
to £20k are available

As the country attempts to return to normal, communities in Argyll and Bute are being urged to take advantage of a fund designed to help them improve their community.

Curator Dr Colin Mcilroy with the London collection'Major exhibition to celebrate the life of one of Scotland's greatest writers  ''- Muriel Spark

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie author discussed by Lit Society

The members of the Lit were delighted to have Professor Gerry Carruthers of the University of Glasgow speak to them about the author Muriel Spark.

(L-R): Sharon Erskine and Melissa McCrossan from Home-Start MAJIK.

Lottery award is just ‘majik’ for charity

Argyll and Bute charity Home-Start MAJIK has been awarded a £18,125 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery to support local families.

Vital Spark group with MSP Michael Russell.

Recognition for firms

A total of 18 businesses set up to tackle social and economic issues in Argyll and Bute have had their achievements recognised in the Scottish Parliament.

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light?

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light - and can you get in trouble for running out of petrol?

It’s a feeling every motorist has experienced at least once in the run-up to payday: you’re trying to scrape every last drop of fuel out of your tank, and the dreaded fuel warning light comes on.

Musical partners...Felix Slavin and Andrew Pankhurst are ably backed by Rosie Gemmell (13), Sarah Edwards (12), Freya Edwards (14) and Calum Shand (12).

Readers asked to play their part in Pass It On Week 2018

Zero Waste Scotland is asking readers to help make sweet music for this year’s national re-use week, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18.

Making their voices heard...Enable's magnificent seven Change Champions have already given their own presentation to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.

Help Enable Scotland stamp out bullying: Be The Change

Nine out of 10 people with a learning disability have been bullied in their own communities.

All mapped out...VisitScotland celebrated our own stars of the big screen with its Six Degrees of Scotland map, linking this year's Oscar contenders with film locations across the country.

Scotland’s Oscar links mapped out by VisitScotland

There were no big Scottish winners at the 90th Academy Awards but Scotland is out in front in the Hollywood filming stakes, with a host of big-budget movies now being shot here.

Jamie Murray MSYP at SYP64 in the Scottish Parliament discussing Island Life.

Youth Parliament falls victim to ‘Beast from the East’

Argyll and Bute MSYP Jamie Murray.

Michael Russell

Pupils’ positive destinations

The latest Scottish Government figures show 94.7 per cent of school leavers in Argyll and Bute are going into further or higher education, employment or training three months after leaving school.

Anthony McMahon of John Paul Retreats on the Isle Of Bute, will  sponsor the first team of Bute Shinty for 3 years  (2018-2021)

Retreat gives back to island

A Rothesay-based retreat for families who have lost a child continues to make a difference to visitors, as well as helping out local groups.

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