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Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

The business behind Betterware catalogue has collapsed with the loss of 100 jobs – and agents across Scotland facing the prospect of losing their income.

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'Douglas Allan, Church of Scotland Lay Reader in action

Easter fun for children

Children from the island and beyond enjoyed an Easter activities day run by ‘Bute Churches Together’ in the Moat Centre recently.

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Richard White's Fivers performing previously at the Pavilion cafe.

Concert to mark anniversary

Richard White will return to Rothesay’s 292 Club on May 6 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival.

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This colourful picture shows  dancers from the Anne McIlroy School of Dance displaying the trophies they won over the 2017 Season. Photo is courtesy of Martin Dougan

Dancers’ quick steps to a successful season

Dancers from the Anne McIlroy School of Dance in Rothesay have been proudly displaying the trophies won during the 2017 season.

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Members give this month’s demonstrations to group

Members give this month’s demonstrations to group

The demonstrators at the April meeting of Port Bannatyne Rural were both members of the group.

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The West Church site in Rothesay.

Monthly Zero Waste Column

By Sandy Ogilvie

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Book launch event at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford on 12th April. Left to right: Joanna Stefanska, The League of Intrapreneurs, Mark Goldring, CEO, Oxfam GB, Emily Kasriel, BBC World Service, Gib Bulloch, Author, The Intrapreneur , Bill Drayton, Founder, Ashoka

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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Louis MacCallum, from Rothesay,

Top job working for charity fit for a prince

A hospitality guru from Bute has been appointed to a high-profile role at The Prince of Wales’s new charity.

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King George's Field, Rothesay.

Park strife at old festival site

Argyll and Bute Council has promised to improve the state of King George’s Field after locals claimed it has been a mess since last summer.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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Decision welcomed by MSP

Decision welcomed by MSP

A decision to save a range of local services from possible cutbacks has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands List MSP Donald Cameron.

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Long-standing Bute tourist Jill Fairbrother

‘Bute’s biggest tourist’ dies

One of Bute’s most faithful and long-standing visitors, who spent nine decades visiting the island, has passed away at the age of 92.

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You would be barking mad to miss this Fyne free dogs event

You would be barking mad to miss this Fyne free dogs event

Fyne Homes will once again work with The Dogs Trust to provide dog owners with free advice on caring for their dogs and microchipping.

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Alison Clark set up Triple Aspect Puppet Theatre in Rothesay in 2015.

Puppet company entertains local group

Ballianlay SWI thoroughly enjoyed being entertained by Alison Clark from The Triple Aspect Puppet Company at their April meeting.

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John Lawson with some of the Sardinian children at Mount Stuart House.

Italian islanders loving Bute

Pupils from an Italian island spent time on a Scottish island recently when they attended Rothesay Joint Campus for their annual exchange week.

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Kilchattan Bay

Coasting into our island’s rich and intriguing past

By Dawn Collis

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A visualisation of the studio space proposed for Rothesay Pavilion.

Johnny Bute strikes a chord for studio plan

Rothesay Pavilion has received a pledge of £117,000 for the creation of a new youth music and media studio within the pavilion redevelopment.

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The unit has two patient rooms with more confortable visitor seating as well as a central lounge space and kitchen, all of which look out on the new, private garden area, accessible via the lounge.

New hospital unit welcomed by List MSP

The new palliative care area at the Victoria Hospital has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands List MSP Donald Cameron (Con).

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