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A pub in Port Bannatyne is set to be bought by the local community following an award from the Scottish Land Fund. Port Bannatyne Development Trust has received £150,190 in order to take over ownership of The Anchor Tavern, the last remaining pub in the village. The village has recently been left with no licensed […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: October 13, 2021, 9:39 am

The Colintraive to Rhubodach ferry has been off for most of the day and will remain out of service tomorrow (October 12) CalMac has said. MV Loch Alainn has been redeployed to maintain a ‘lifeline service’ on the Largs to Cumbrae route. The usual Largs vessel was docked for repairs earlier today after it was […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: October 11, 2021, 4:20 pm

Bad weather is currently causing travel chaos across Cowal. The A815 between Rashfield and Glenbranter is currently closed due to a burst water main. Argyll and Bute council confirmed Scottish Water are currently in attendance. This is having a knock-on effect on public transport with West Coast Motors confirming on Twitter that their 484 and […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: October 7, 2021, 1:32 pm

A number of vehicles parked on Dunoon streets were clamped over the weekend as the DVLA crack down on abandoned and untaxed cars. The DVLA confirmed that a total of 13 cars were clamped in Dunoon for having no road tax during the first weekend in October. The unlucky motorists will have to pay their […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: October 7, 2021, 12:49 pm

Three families of refugees from Afghanistan will soon call Rothesay home, according to a report presented to a meeting of Argyll and Bute council last week (September 28). The report noted that approximately 8,000 refugees arrived in the United Kingdom from Afghanistan in August after Taliban forces took control of the country. Housing associations ACHA […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: October 4, 2021, 10:15 am

Just a month after the fire on Argyll Street, one of the destroyed businesses has already restarted trading, and another hopes to be back up and running by Christmas, the Dunoon Fire Community Recovery Group has said. The Dunoon Fire Community Recovery Group (DFCRG) has issued its first statement since being formed in the aftermath […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: October 1, 2021, 10:11 am

Argyll and Bute councillors have today (September 30) rejected a motion to delay funding cuts to Ardencraig Gardens by 18 months. A motion tabled by Councillor Jean Moffat (Ind, Bute) was carried forward to today’s full council meeting from last months Bute and Cowal Area Committee. Her motion called for the £5,000 proposed cuts to […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: September 30, 2021, 2:55 pm

Police have recovered drugs with an estimated value of between £125,000 and £163,000 from across Argyll and West Dunbartonshire as part of an ongoing operation. Operation Valterra has seen drugs seized from properties in four locations, resulting in multiple arrests and charges over the last week. Specialist officers along with response officers took action at […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: September 29, 2021, 11:08 am

Many on Bute and indeed around Cowal will be sad to hear that work to break up the restored Bluebird, which graced Loch Fad with her presence in 2018 reaching speeds of up to 150mph, has started. But this is not the end of the road. The news comes after restorer Bill Smith of the […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: September 25, 2021, 8:00 am

Two community groups from Cowal, have been recognised by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, at a virtual Beautiful Scotland celebration and award ceremony held last night (September 23). Inspiring Innellan has been given a gold classification, while Scenic Sandbank was awarded silver. Almost 50 entrants, from 17 local authority areas, were congratulated for their efforts […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: September 24, 2021, 9:41 am

A missing 96-year-old woman with dementia has been found safe and well.. Lydia Burnet (96) was last seen by relatives at her home north of the Loch Fyne-side village of Otter Ferry around 2.30pm yesterday (Tuesday). Police announced at 10.30am today: “Lydia Burnet, from the Cowal area who was last seen yesterday, Tuesday, 21 September […]

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Author: Gordon Neish
Posted: September 21, 2021, 9:23 pm

A daring duo are attempting to become the first-ever pair to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and their challenge will see them paddling through the Firth of Clyde, and across to the West Coast of Bute. David Chant and Sophie Witter are currently paddle-boarding their way 1600km across the length […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: September 21, 2021, 4:15 pm

After years of debate, ‘that rock’ at Hunter’s Quay now has a new identity – Puffin Rock. The move to redesign the former Jim Crow Rock began after a number of people reported taking offence at the name and previous ‘golly’ design of the landmark. It was getting the area a bad name, regardless of […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: September 17, 2021, 10:00 am

A Business Development District group will be established on the Isle of Bute following a successful ballot. Of the businesses allowed to vote in the ballot, 115 voted in favour of introducing BID, while 73 voted against. 188 votes were received in total. Of the businesses eligible to vote, 79 per cent did so. This […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: September 13, 2021, 7:01 pm

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