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All that jazz to mark festival’s anniversary

A packed audience at Rothesay’s 292 Club went home with smiles on their faces following a great afternoon of musical entertainment marking the 30th anniversary of the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival.

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Brendan O'Hara MP, MP for Argyll and Bute.

Campaign boost delivered

Local MP Brendan O’Hara and his SNP colleagues have secured support from shopping website eBay in their efforts to end unfair delivery charges.

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Anne Charnock (left) and Nina Allan

Bute writers book more success

Writers and friends Anne Charnock and Nina Allan continue to receive recognition in what has been an award winning year for the pair.

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Rhoda Grant MSP

SNP accuses Labour of ‘playing politics’

Labour’s claim that a Scottish Government blunder means 7,800 pensioners in Argyll & Bute will miss out on early winter fuel payments has been rubbished by the SNP.

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The group of volunteers who make up the 'Incredible Edible Bute' group, working hard at Battery Place.

The power of community action on display on island

Bute is known for being an island conscious of the ecological impact we have on our environment.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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Argyll & Bute Council's Kilmory HQ.

Council’s Gaelic action plan

The council has agreed a Gaelic action plan to get more people to learn the language and make the most of the economic benefits that it brings.

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Local MP Brendan O'Hara outside the Rothesay RBS last December.

Bank denies online targets were secret

Royal Bank of Scotland has denied it had secret targets to switch customers to online banking, while it’s CEO has been accused of dodging questions at Westminster.

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Kathleen Martin and Stephanie Jenkins collect the CIE Award of Excellence on behalf of the Mount Stuart team.

Attraction awarded

Mount Stuart has been recognised as an outstanding heritage destination after winning an award for customer satisfaction.

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Memorial service for the crew of midget submarine XE11. Photo by Iain Cochrane.

Memorial service for submarine crew

The Submarine Association visited Rothesay last Saturday for a memorial service for the crew of midget submarine XE11.

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Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete is one of Mollie Hughes' favourite Scottish walks (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best walks in Scotland - according to an Everest climber

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes reveals her seven favourite climbs in Scotland.
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Mollie Hughes has summited Mount Everest twice

How Scotland's mountains prepared Mollie Hughes for Everest

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes explains how living in Scotland prepared her for record-breaking climb of Mount Everest.
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Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is a great weekend getaway (Photo: Contributed)

10 three-night summer staycations in Scotland for less than £300

Whether you're planning a romantic trip for two, a family excursion or a group holiday with a difference - we’ve put together a list of fantastic places to stay here in Scotland.

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The Fisherfield Forest Munros contain two of Scotlands least climbed mountains (Photo: Shutterstock)

The 10 wildest and least climbed Munros in Scotland

Head into the wilderness and take on one of the most remote Munros.
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Astronomical meeting is free

Astronomical meeting is free

Bute Astronomical Society’s latest meeting will take place on Monday, 7.30pm, at St Paul’s Hall, Deanhood Place, Rothesay.

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Funding rise for affordable homes in Argyll & Bute

Funding rise for affordable homes in Argyll & Bute

More affordable homes will be delivered across Argyll & Bute this financial year following an increased funding allocation, to £16.2 million.

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Kiera Rutherford, Lucy Cameron, Megan McCormack and Kayleen Rutherford.

Dancing queens strike gold

Girls from Speirs School of Highland Dancing are pictured above with the medals and trophies they won at the Port Glasgow Highland Dancing competition held on Sunday, April 22.

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Sarah McQuaid in concert at St Paul's Church Hall in Rothesay on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Singer set for Bute return

Transclyde Music welcome singer Sarah McQuaid back to Bute on Saturday, May 12, for her concert at Isle of Bute Sailing Club, Rothesay, 7.45pm.

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VE Day Service of Remembrance that the Bute Branch of the Royal British Legion held in Rothesay. Photo by Iain Cochrane

Bute remembers the fallen

The Bute branch of the Royal British Legion held a well attended VE Day Service of Remembrance at Rothesay Cenotaph last Saturday.

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Calum's Cabin, Bute.

Bute retreat up for charity of the year award

Bute-based charity Calum’s Cabin is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Charity of the Year award at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.

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