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Whether you want to get a foot on the first step of the ladder, have been made redundant, or are yearning to retrain, there is help available. The UK Government is working hand-in-hand with businesses to offer opportunities to young people. Here we focus on four schemes – for more information visit gov.uk/planforjobs Kickstart Available […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 28, 2021, 10:20 am

The A83 has reopened this morning following a successful safety inspection.   All traffic is now being conveyed along A83 under traffic light control.   Teams continue to monitor weather and hillside conditions. The road was closed at 8 pm last night (July 27) as a precaution due to a yellow weather warning for rain. […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 28, 2021, 8:18 am

The Rest and Be Thankful will close at 8pm this evening (Tuesday, July 27) due to a forecast of heavy rain, with a convoy system in operation from noon today. The Old Military Road (OMR) local diversion route to the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is to be used for all traffic. An […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 27, 2021, 10:35 am

Pamela McFarlane and her daughter Sophia set themselves a challenge for July – to run 3km a day, every day for the whole month. The challenge is acting as a fundraiser for the Foetal Medicine Unit at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where Sophia and her twin sister Olivia were cared for when they […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 18, 2021, 9:00 am

A holiday let owner in Dunoon has paid a five-figure sum in damages to a guest who broke her ankle while staying at the shore-side property. Laura Laing, 30, obtained an injury while staying with friends at a cabin in Clydeside Villa in Dunoon as part of her hen do in 2019. The guest, from […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 17, 2021, 8:00 am

PLANS HAVE been unveiled to convert a former Dunoon restaurant into an ice cream parlour. The premises at 68-72 Argyll Street, opposite the junction with Ferry Brae, are the subject of a ‘change of use’ application by Mohinder Singh, who owns the whole block, which includes the New Bombay and Chilli Grillz restaurants and take […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 15, 2021, 3:40 pm

Police Scotland are reporting an incident south of Tarbet on the A82. The road is closed in both directions, as of 13:30. Police Scotland said: “Emergency services are dealing with an incident on the A82 south of Tarbet.” One driver has reported an emergency helicopter has landed on the road. Road users are being asked […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 15, 2021, 12:41 pm

Cars take the turn onto Royal Crescent in Dunoon at last weekend’s Argyll Rally. Click links to view videos.   Car 29   Car 48   Car 31   Car 27      

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Author: Andrew
Posted: July 3, 2021, 10:07 am

Covid-19 cases have continued to rise across Scotland this week, with Dunoon in particular seeing a spike. Between June 22 and 28, there were 202 new positive cases in Argyll and Bute with 81 of those cases being directly linked to Cowal. 42 were recorded in Dunoon, 30 in Hunters Quay, four in Cowal South […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 2, 2021, 8:50 am

Police are currently in attendance at an address in Miller Court, Dunoon. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers are currently in attendance at a property in Miller Court in Dunoon after an unexploded ordnance device was discovered.  EOD are en route and the road is currently closed.” More information as the story develops.

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Author: Megan
Posted: July 1, 2021, 4:13 pm

A dedicated firefighter who has served and protected his community for almost three decades is now appealing for everyone’s support to help him find new crew members. The fire station at Strachur has been forced to temporarily close because there are now only three available firefighters within the village, and a minimum crew of four […]

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Author: Gordon Neish
Posted: June 30, 2021, 10:10 am

Visitors to the Lorne Bar or the Commercial Bar in Dunoon have been asked specifically by NHS Highland to book a PCR Covid-19 test today. If you were in either of these pubs on Saturday, June 12, NHS Highland want you to book a PCR test, whether you have symptoms or not. NHS Highland’s health […]

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Author: Andrew
Posted: June 24, 2021, 9:29 am

Western Ferries are currently operating a reduced half-hourly service between Hunters Quay and McInroys Point, Gourock. On social media, the ferry operators said: “Due to essential maintenance we are currently running to a half-hourly service. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.” The service will be reviewed at 7 pm this evening (June 21). To check […]

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Author: Megan
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:15 pm

Dunoon Grammar School announced this evening (Sunday) that lessons will be online this week as the number of Covid-19 cases in the school – and the community – rose sharply. Announcing the move, the school said: “As you are aware a pupil tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and a number of pupils are now […]

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Author: Gordon Neish
Posted: June 20, 2021, 6:34 pm

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