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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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NEC see significant technological advantages.

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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Work taking place on the west end of Wemyss Bay pier during the work. (Pic courtesy of Brian Sydney)

National accolade for Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has picked up a national accolade for its refurbishment project at Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal.

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Ferry and train at Wemyss Bay.

Rail link not ferry good

Frustration has been voiced regarding the rail link via Scot rail to Wemyss Bay and the onward journey to Bute via the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

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Brendan O'Hara, MP with Mr Uni Danielsen, Managing Director of Nordoyatunniln .

MP’s tunnel vision call

Argyll & Bute MP Brendan O’Hara (SNP) believes his constituency could learn a great deal from the road tunnel network in the Faroe Islands.

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Marketing teams wanted for £250k media prize

Marketing professionals from across the UK are invited to ‘shoot it out’ for a £250,000 media prize by showcasing their creativity with a one minute video.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Power station workers across Scotland are threatening strike action over pay.

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer

Workers at power stations across the country are threatening to go on strike after what has been described as a “derisory pay offer” by Scottish Power.

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BrewDog was one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve Living Wage accreditation.

Positive support for Living Wage from Scottish public and employers

The Living Wage has won overwhelming support from Scots who regard it as both a boost to a company’s status and helping to make products and services more attractive.

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