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Police in drugs raids

Day of action taken in Rothesay

Crime
Scientists from the university teaching the pupils.

Professor back at school

The Baird of Bute Society Trust and the University of Edinburgh have introduced a new programme aimed at inspiring Rothesay pupils to consider a career in science.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
CalMac operate Butes ferries.

Your thoughts needed on CalMac and train issues

After a presentation by Simon Richmond of Caledonian MacBrayne at the Bute Community Council last month, the ferry company has proposed four fixes for transport issues.

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The Rothesay branch of the RBS.

Anger over RBS closure

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

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Les Gitanes and John Burgess, right, continuing a successful collaboration.

Bute and mainland talent come together

Celebrated Edinburgh based clarinettist John Burgess and Bute’s own Les Gitanes were the special guests at the opening winter jazz concert at Rothesay’s Victoria Hotel last month which saw the launch of their new joint CD, ‘A Porter’s Love Call’.

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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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Rothesay Pavilion. (Picture: Iain MacLeod)

Answers from the Pavilion part 1

As the next phase of works approaches, we realise there will be more questions emerging about the Rothesay Pavilion Restoration Project which may or may not have been answered before.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
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.

Business
Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Politics
Marlene Hill presented cheques to local housing representatives, the Brandane Bulls and Stewart Shaw.

More support from For Bute

Community thrift shop For Bute donated just over £1000 to local causes this week.

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Police thank Rothesay community for help tracking robber

Police thank Rothesay community for help tracking robber

Patrick Altizio (37) has been jailed for 33 months for robbing an elderly man in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.

Crime
The Met Office have warned that ice is on the way. Picture: PA

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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The public toilets in Port Bannatyne that are under threat of closure.

Council wants to hear from you ahead of cuts

People are being asked for their views on planning council services in advance of further cuts to council funding over the next three years.

Politics
Local man warns residents about phone scam

Local man warns residents about phone scam

A Buteman reader is warning residents to be aware of scams after he received a call from a woman falsely claiming to be from BT.

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The youngsters at Mount Stuart on Bute.

Youth exchange is wunderbar

A Youth exchange programme between Argyll and Bute and Germany has proved such a success it is set to continue.

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The Bute Schools Choirs at Guildford Square for the switch-on of the Christmas lights in 2014.

Christmas lights switch-ons

Festive lights to make Christmas sparkle are going up across Argyll and Bute this weekend and next.

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The series featured several scenes shot in Rothesay.

Series following the work of Argyll and Bute council welcomed

Islanders have been reacting to a national TV series focusing on Argyll and Bute Council, including scenes shot on Bute.

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Ballianlay and Port Bannatyne SWIs held a joint meeting this month, and winners of various crafts competitions were announced.

Rurals’ joint meeting

Ballianlay SWI were pleased to welcome Irene MacFarlane, the chairman of the Renfrewshire Federation to their joint meeting with Port Bannatyne SWI on Monday 6th November. The speaker for the evening was qualified silversmith, Pat Chandler, who brought some of her pictures and hangings to showcase her particular skill. She also demonstrated the Japanese art of origami.

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