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After sourcing components for an ongoing fault with the main engine crankshaft, CalMac has advised that MV Bute could remain out of use until January 19 ‘at the earliest’. The vessel, which was originally taken away from service in November, has been an ongoing issue for CalMac. The issue lies with the main engine crankshaft, […]
Dunoon Community Council has voted against the return of the Argyll Rally, which ran a popular stage through the town centre in June 2021. Following a vote, the community council contacted Argyll and Bute councillors asking for their support in denying a licence for the 2022 rally. We understand objections include climate implications, claims of […]
The knock-on effects of MV Bute’s layup because of a fault with her aft main engine crankshaft are being felt far and wide as CalMac’s failing fleet seems to be keeping Inverclyde repair yards in business. MV Coruisk, undergoing annual overhaul at Dales Marine in Greenock, was due to return tomorrow (Tuesday) to restore […]
Away from his hectic working life as a detective constable, local policeman Ross Hardie refereed the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup final at Firhill Stadium on Sunday December 5. In front of a record 3,645 spectators, the contest between Glasgow City and Celtic was the highest attendance for a domestic women’s cup final in Scotland. […]
The leader of Argyll and Bute Council said today (Thursday) “We have done all that we as a council can possibly do” after it was revealed an extra £11M was needed to complete the refurbishment of Rothesay Pavilion – and the refurbishment of the iconic A-listed Art Deco building has been ‘paused’. The cash-strapped council […]
Figures released by Police Scotland today reveal a drop in overall crime across Argyll and West Dunbartonshire. A drop of more than 4 per cent was recorded across the area with 148 fewer crimes, down from 3,491 to 3,343 against the same period last year. Drugs-related crimes are down by 285 while crimes involving the […]
Gus MacPherson has been ‘relieved of his duties’ following Morton’s disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Ayr United on Saturday December 4. It wouldn’t take long for former Morton manager Gus MacPherson to be spotted exiting the building following the full-time whistle, as MacPherson was almost instantly told he was no longer needed at the […]
Forestry and Land Scotland is urging members of the public to stay away from its forests. The call comes in the wake of Storm Arwen as the organisation continues to assess the levels of damage to Scotland’s national forests and land and the associated risks to public safety. Early indications are that forests across the […]
Police are appealing for witnesses after a silver van was set on fire within a residential area in Dunoon last night(November 28). Police have said a van was deliberately set alight whilst parked within a car park at Johnston Terrace, Dunoon around 11pm. Enquiries are continuing and police are appealing for information. There were no […]
Bute and Cowal, along with the rest of Scotland and the UK west coast, is set to be battered by high winds tomorrow (Friday). A Met Office yellow warning is in place as the national weather and climate agency forecasts North North-Westerly gusts of up to 53mph in the area as the storm comes in […]
Police officers are appealing for information after a fatal road crash near the Rashfield area of the A815 yesterday afternoon (November 22). The incident happened around 3.15pm on Monday, November 22 on the A815 road near to Benmore Botanic Garden when a red Honda Civic and a grey Subaru Outback collided. Emergency services attended the scene, […]
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CalMac has advised that a single vessel service between Wemyss Bay and Rothesay will remain, as works to repair MV Bute may take up to ten days. Currently, the route is operating with a single vessel service due to a technical issue with MV Bute. CalMac has been unable to identify the route cause of […]
CalMac has taken the decision to close its waiting room at Gourock Ferry Terminal each night at 6.30pm following a spate of anti-social behaviour incidents. It is understood there have been a number of disturbances caused by young people congregating in and around the waiting room in recent months, with the first incident being reported […]
Landmarks around Dunoon will be light up purple tonight (November 18) on World Pancreatic Cancer Day in support of a local man battling the disease. Dunoon Fire Station, Castle House, Highland Mary, the War Memorial and Dunoon Pier will glow with purple light on November 18, organised by local lady, Jacqueline Kennedy in support of […]
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