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Taking pride in island first

Bute became the first Scottish island to host the LGBT festival Pride last weekend, with events held to celebrate the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

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Retired council gardener, Gordon Gillespie, on the left and his brother, Iain, on the right , carrying out some weeding at the rose beds on the putting greens in Rothesay

From painting to planting for Rothesay brothers

The Gillespie brothers have come to the rescue again – this time saving the beloved rose beds on the putting greens in Rothesay, which the council had planned to turf over.

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Bute's Active Schools programme bought these sumo suits in 2015 with a grant from scheme..

Healthy pot of funding for Bute residents

Bute has received £10,000 from Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) to fund local health and wellbeing initiatives.

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Rothesay Rotary Clay Pigeon Shoot. Photo by Ronnie Falconer.

Local Rotarians keeping busy

Members of the Rotary Club of Rothesay have been busy recently taking part in some fun events as well as doing their bit to improve the island.

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The opening of a new business in Rothesay, Helmi's Pattiserie. L-R: Bashar Helmi, Michael Russell MSP, Morag Brown. Photo by Iain Cochrane.

Syrian refugees open patisserie in Rothesay

Father and son-in-law Syrian refugees living on Bute were blown away by locals’ response to their new patisserie bakery last weekend.

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

Job centre continues to support islanders

Rothesay Job Centre is offering its facilities to local employers, as the latest figures reveal a slight decrease in claimants for Argyll & Bute.

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l-r Craig Baxter -Tenant Participation Officer for Fyne Homes, Lyn Haemmerle HR Director for Fyne Homes, Callum McGorm 5 t Year pupil at Rothesay Academy, Dale Somerville Depute Head Rothesay Joint Campus and Fyne Homes Housing Admin Officer Megan Morrison.

Social landlord provides Fyne help for Bute high school pupils

Social landlord Fyne Homes has entered into a formal Developing Young Workforce partnership agreement with Rothesay Joint Campus.

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Charity storytelling event can’t be slated

Charity storytelling event can’t be slated

They’re back, after a year off, the famous SLATE Charity Storytelling Night is returning to Rothesay tomorrow (Saturday) for its sixth time with five great performers.

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Storm Hector expected to hit ferry services

Storm Hector expected to hit ferry services

Storm Hector is expected to hit Scotland’s west coast overnight causing widespread disruption to ferry services, operator CalMac has warned.

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Councillors set priorities for transport

Councillors set priorities for transport

Councillors have agreed Argyll and Bute Council’s top transport priorities, aimed at promoting economic growth and social inclusion.

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Plastic reductions pledge to mark World Oceans Day

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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Applications for free school meals and clothing grants

Applications for free school meals and clothing grants

Applications for free school meals and clothing grants for the 2018/19 school session are now being accepted by Argyll and Bute Council.

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Island Voices, accompanied by members of Bute church choirs, performing at Trinity Church.

Church Corner: Time for new beginnings this summer

TS Eliot is quoted as saying that every moment is a new beginning and so it is for all of us.

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Argyll and Bute Council leader Aileen Morton.

New group aims to drive prosperity

A new working group will be set up in Argyll and Bute to engage closely with the business community in a drive to secure the long-term prosperity of the region.

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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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People enjoying the miniature railway at last year's event.

Inaugural gala to show off our island

A new gala weekend event aimed at showcasing the island will be held in Rothesay later this month, promising fun for all ages.

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Casting call for local mums-to-be

Casting call for local mums-to-be

Midwives with NHS Highland are being highlighted again this year with a second series of ‘The Highland Midwife’, currently filming in areas across Highland and Argyll and Bute.

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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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Ian Rankin, plumber, is sponsoring the Bute Noir crime writing festival.

‘Bute Noir’ boost from Ian Rankin

Top crime writer Ian Rankin has endorsed sponsorship of the island’s crime writing festival – by Ian Rankin.

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