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Plastic reductions pledge to mark World Oceans Day

To mark World Oceans Day last week, ferry operator CalMac announced further steps to cut down on the amount of plastic it uses on board.

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Fyne Futures column - Place our children onto a greener path

Fyne Futures column - Place our children onto a greener path

This week, the Oxford University Press revealed their ‘Children’s Word of the Year’.

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Fyne Futures and the 'Incredible Edible Bute' group expect to see the opening of the accessible raised beds in the Chapel Hill car park, Rothesay this month.

Project all set to grow for the local community

Fyne Futures and the Incredible Edible Bute group expect to open their accessible raised beds in the Chapel Hill car park in the coming weeks.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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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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Ronnie Armstrong from Bute Produce, and Fyne Futures' Reeni Kennedy-Boyle, at the Bute Produce site last June.

A Fyne future for carbon food project

A Fyne Futures enterprise has secured a share of £15.3 million made available from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has urged constituents across the Isle of Bute to get behind WWF Scotland's Earth Hour campaign to help protect wildlife from the effects of climate change. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY

MSP supports lights off scheme to highlight climate change

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has urged constituents across the Isle of Bute to get behind WWF’s Earth Hour campaign.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Zero Waste Bute article

Cutting out plastic is fantastic

Bute has long been a strong example of good recycling practice in Scotland.

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Amidst sleet and snow, and the biting cold volunteers turned out to support the planting of the Battery Place flower beds.

Future Growth planting begins

A dozen volunteers turned out recently amidst sleet, snow and the biting cold to support the planting of the Battery Place flower beds.

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Brendan O'Hara MP

MP calls for groups to apply to fund

Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara is urging local groups and charities to apply to E.ON for energy related improvements funding.

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Bute Produce's Ashfield planting site on the southern edge of Rothesay.

Planting begins at Battery Place on Sunday

This Sunday will see an exciting new development on the banks of Rothesay Bay.

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One of the events that took place was a sale at the ReStyle shop on Montague Street.

Bute takes the lead on waste reduction drive

Fyne Futures led the way in Bute’s participation in the European Week of Waste Reduction, a Europe-wide initiative that took place last month.

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Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Water's Scottish Water's corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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