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Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

Crime
Firefighters may become frontline ‘first responders’ for health emergencies

Firefighters may become frontline ‘first responders’ for health emergencies

A 90-day public consultation has been launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service as it seeks to modernise the manner in which it operates during the 21st Century.

News
Children 1st is calling on people living on Bute to take part in their mentoring scheme for young people.

Can you help to improve the life of a child?

A national mentoring scheme is appealing for volunteers on Bute to make a positive difference to the life of a child who has faced difficulties.

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MSP calls for emergency pothole fund

MSP calls for emergency pothole fund

The local MSP has suggested that Argyll & Bute Council dips into its reserves to establish a fund to deal with the “emergency” of potholed roads.

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Final call for aspiring Bute dancers for world-class ballet workshop

Final call for aspiring Bute dancers for world-class ballet workshop

The international choreographer and director behind Scotland’s newest full-time ballet school has issued a final call for young dancers from Bute to enrol on a one-off masterclass to be held in Edinburgh next month.

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Council leader sets out budget priorities

Council leader sets out budget priorities

Argyll and Bute Council leader, Councillor Aileen Morton, has set out the priorities she expects to see taken forward by the council at the Budget meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

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Re-shaping the council is key says leader

Re-shaping the council is key says leader

Safeguarding valued local services as much as possible through a long-term approach is a key element of this year’s council budget, says Argyll and Bute Council leader, Councillor Aileen Morton.

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Ugly Bug Ragtime Three. Guitar: Ross Milligan, Double bass: Andy Sharkey, Clarinet: John Burgess. Photo by  Stephanie Pegg

Jazz concert performance far from ugly

Isle of Bute jazz fans were rewarded with a rare musical treat at Rothesay’s 292 Club when the Edinburgh-based Ugly Bug Ragtime Three were special guests at the February Winter concert.

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Student teachers sought out

Student teachers sought out

Student teachers in Northern Ireland were encouraged to consider a teaching job in Argyll and Bute at Stranmillis Careers Fair recently.

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Kiera Rutherford (centre) with award sponsors. Inset: Jamie Murray with Anne Paterson from the council.

Local young people’s awards

The achievements of Argyll and Bute’s young people were recognised at a prestigious award ceremony in Helensburgh recently.

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Rothesay Pavilion. Which has benefited from lottery cash. (Picture: Iain MacLeod)

Lottery success stories to be celebrated with awards show

Fifty National Lottery grants totalling £3.4 million were awarded in Argyll and Bute last year, providing a vital boost to local projects alongside community groups.

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Dunoon Burgh Hall

Lit members hear all about Dunoon Burgh Hall renovation

The members of the Lit were inspired to hear of the renovation of Dunoon Burgh Hall at their latest meeting.

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Jamie Murray MSYP and Kiera Rutherford at the 2018 Argyll & Bute Youth Achievement Awards

A very busy and exciting start to the new year

by Jamie Murray MSYP

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The group pictured at a previous event.

Ballianlay branch’s latest meeting held

Guest speaker at the Ballianlay SWI meeting in the Straad Village Hall was Sergeant Gordon Shaw from Rothesay Police Station.

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Waspi Argyll & Isles commemorate 6th February 100 years Votes for women, by attending an event at Bute Museum.

Group marks votes for women centenary

Members of the Argyll and the Isles WASPI group recently attended an event at Bute Museum to mark the 100th anniversary of women receiving the vote in Britain.

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James Crichton-Shields, Molly Mae-Aiken and Kieran Reynolds, with Rotary District Governor, Gary Louttit (left).

Pupils speak up on social media

A team of young speakers from Rothesay Academy recently competed in the district final of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition.

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Butefest 2018 launch event at the festival's new home of Ettrick Bay. Photo by Steve Dick.

Life’s a beach for festival

Butefest has unveiled a new location for 2018 – and its first big name act for the island’s annual music festival, now entering its fourth year.

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The Solem Quartet will be the performers in a concert presented by Bute Arts Society at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday 16 th Febrruary at 7.30 p.m.

Solem concert in Rothesay

The Solem Quartet will be the performers in a concert presented by Bute Arts Society at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday at 7.30pm.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

Politics
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.

Environment
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