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Passport to prosperity

A “Scottish Islands Passport” could support lifeline ferry and air services and develop tourism, a transport development group is suggesting.

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Photo of Rothesay by  Iain Mclean / HIE

‘Positive’ progress on Bute population increase

Progress being made to attract more people to live and work in Argyll and Bute has been described as “very encouraging” in a report to councillors.

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Argyll and Bute Council leader Aileen Morton.

Council calls on your support for rural deal

If you care about the future of Argyll and Bute, please show your support for a rural growth deal.

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Michael Russell MSP

Local businesses benefit from £72m rate relief in seven years

New figures show the Scottish Government’s rate relief scheme saved businesses in Argyll and Bute £72 million between 2009-10 and 2016-17.

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Community broadband being rolled out on Bute

Community broadband being rolled out on Bute

Kyles Community Broadband (KCB) is calling on residents and businesses who are interested in getting superfast broadband to register their interest.

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MVs Argyle and Bute at Rothesay pier

Infrastructure talks on track

Council leader Ailleen Morton and Transport Minister Humza Yousaf have agreed to set up a group to look at transport infrastructure.

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Employer Adviser- Julie Johnston (pink cardi) and Work Coach Team Leader (manager) Moira Hellyer, from Rothesay job centre.

Island claimant figure remains exactly the same as last year

There are 925 benefits claimants in Argyll and Bute, exactly the same figure as a year ago in the county.

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Mexican burger strikes gold at awards

Local butcher Macqueens of Rothesay has struck gold with its special burgers for the summer.

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Book launch event at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford on 12th April. Left to right: Joanna Stefanska, The League of Intrapreneurs, Mark Goldring, CEO, Oxfam GB, Emily Kasriel, BBC World Service, Gib Bulloch, Author, The Intrapreneur , Bill Drayton, Founder, Ashoka

Bute-born author of new business book believes Entrepreneurial spirit can come from within

A man from Bute who created a ‘not-for-profit’ inside one of the most profit driven corporations in the world has written a book to inspire others.

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Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company previously built the Glen Etive

Ship ahoy for Bute-based boat builders

Scottish small-ship cruising operator The Majestic Line has confirmed a new purpose-built vessel will be delivered on Bute for its 2019 summer season.

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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.

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Views sought in local farmers’ modern apprentice survey

Views sought in local farmers’ modern apprentice survey

Farmers are being urged by NFU Scotland to take part in a survey to establish whether a shared apprenticeship scheme could work locally.

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Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

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Skills scheme to keep a check on finances

Skills scheme to keep a check on finances

Money Skills Argyll is helping people, who live across Argyll and Bute, aged 16 and over, living in a jobless household, living in a single adult household with dependent children, or low income employed.

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Funding bid to help local people get jobs

Funding bid to help local people get jobs

Argyll and Bute Council last week approved a funding bid to Skills Development Scotland to provide a service that would help long-term unemployed people to find jobs.

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MVs Bute and Argyle pictured at Rothesay pier.

Ferry disruption

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

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Ferry board sets sail for communities

Ferry board sets sail for communities

The independent Community Board set up to provide an insight into the issues affecting island and rural communities for ferry operator CalMac met for the first time recently and agreed how it will operate.

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Zero tolerance scheme on ferries

Zero tolerance scheme on ferries

Ferry operator CalMac is launching a new campaign to reinforce its zero tolerance policy on unacceptable behaviour.

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Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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The Linlithgow branch is under threat Picture: TSPL

Rothesay RBS branch could close

The Rothesay branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland is among 62 in Scotland that are under threat of closure.

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