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MORTON BOSS Dougie Imrie has managed to make a late addition to his backline ahead of this weekend’s trip to Dundee United by completing the loan signing of Tyler French from Sandeman Street neighbours Dundee. The 24-year-old defender has checked in on a season long loan from the City of Discovery after helping the Dark […]
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Today (Thursday) councillors agreed to reopen the nursery at Rothesay’s Ardencraig Gardens – but only to grow plants for the isle of Bute. Argyll and Bute councillors agreed that elsewhere in the region summer bedding plants are to be bought in. An officer had recommended that one of the authority’s key committees should agree to […]
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MORTON BOSS Dougie Imrie’s post-qualification spending spree is fully underway as he this morning secured a late move for former Kilmarnock and St Mirren enforcer Alan Power. The 35-year-old former Republic of Ireland U21 international penned a one-year deal on Sinclair Street this morning (Friday) and it is thought he’ll go straight into the squad […]
ALMOST HALF a century of football in Dunoon is to be lost as Dunoon Amateurs’ future hangs in the balance. This newspaper revealed a fortnight ago that the club were scrambling to put a team together ahead of the dawn of a new season amid a fresh appeal for new blood to carry on the […]
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Transport Scotland has today (Friday) announced its preferred option for a long-term solution to the landslip-prone A83 Rest and be Thankful as the construction of debris flow shelters. After ten years , and £80M, of mitigation measures and consultations, the Scottish Government agency has now selected its preferred option after design and assessment work on […]
IT WASN’T for the lack of trying but for all they huffed and puffed Morton couldn’t force their way into the Premiership playoffs despite their heart in mouth 2-1 win over Cove Rangers. Robbie Muirhead’s second half wonder strike, if you could see it, looked to see Ton sneak into fourth place but for some […]
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Construction work has resumed on the iconic Rothesay Pavilion with Glasgow-based contractors, Robertson Construction Central West, taking the keys aiming to progress this multi-million pound transformation to a modern-day resource. Project manager, John Ross, accepted the keys from Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Islands and Business Development, Liz McCabe this past week. Mr […]
A Dunoon Primary School pupil has won and Argyll and Bute-wide competition that saw her creation come to life yesterday, Thursday, May 4. Primary 7 pupil Roxana Dulska came out head and shoulders above the rest of what the local authority had to offer after winning Argyll and Bute Council’s flag design competition to commemorate […]
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News quickly spread around the island on Wednesday morning that a baby was born on board a CalMac sailing form Rothesay to Wemyss Bay – and this newspaper can confirm that both mother and baby are doing well. The term ‘precious cargo’ was taken to extreme levels during what was originally a standard Rothesay-Wemyss Bay […]
Rothesay Pavilion is on track for stage one completion for August next year, aided by a new £6.1M funding investment, Argyll and Bute Council said today (Thursday). The council say that construction work will resume in May on the much-loved Bute building, following additional funding from Argyll and Bute Council as part of its economic […]
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Cuts to school crossing patrollers and council customers service staff have been rejected as the Argyll and Bute Council administration group narrowly passed its budget for 2023/24 this afternoon. In a budget put forward by Council Leader Robin Currie on behalf of the TALIG group, a five per cent council tax rise will go ahead, […]
COUNCILLORS have been asked to approve a 4.33 per cent increase in council tax in Argyll and Bute – while fees and charges rise by six per cent. A meeting of the council’s policy and resources committee is set to see further discussion on how the authority can plug a budget gap of over £13million. […]
There was widespread disappointment after the UK government’s list of levelling-up projects did not include a bid from Argyll and Bute Council to save Dunoon’s iconic Victorian Pier and Rothesay’s crumbling Royal Hotel. The council’s £70M bid to revitalise the region included plans to improve the road network on Islay and Jura, the […]
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An Inveraray musician has recorded a new track featuring Pipe Major Stuart Liddell MBE – but is keen to find out who wrote the melody. Craig MacIntyre, frontman of well-known Argyll band The Camans, takes up the story. He says: “It was around the start of the pandemic when I stumbled upon the sheet music […]
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