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Argyll and Bute Council set its budget today (Thursday) and, in a crucial decision impacting households across the region, a ten per cent increase in council tax has been confirmed following a tight vote in favour of the ruling group’s budget motion. The Argyll, Lomond and Islands Group (TALIG), comprising Conservative, Liberal Democrat, and some […]

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Author: Gordon Neish
Posted: February 22, 2024, 2:22 pm

MORTON BOSS Dougie Imrie hopes he’s found the next Dipo Akinyemi after the Cappielow side announced the signing of former Welsh Fustal international Jordan Davies on a pre-contract agreement. The 28-year-old striker will leave Cymru Premier League side Connah’s Quay Nomads at the end of the current season, having prenned a two year deal at […]

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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: January 18, 2024, 5:00 pm

MORTON BOSS Dougie Imrie was delighted to sign off 2023 by extending his side’s unbeaten run as they battled ‘snow bombs’ and illness to take a point ifrom the Highlands. The result saw the Cappielow side finish the month of December unbeaten, despite dropping down to sixth in the cinch Championship – but Imrie says […]

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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: December 30, 2023, 8:54 pm

DUNOON STAR Lewis Strapp has completed a sensational return to Greenock Morton – seven months after initially leaving the Cappielow side. The ex DYFL prodigy as penned a short-term deal with Dougie Imrie’s men until January after battling back to full fitness following a horror injury picked up against Celtic all the way back in […]

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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: December 8, 2023, 11:37 am

KYLES ATHLETIC STALWART and newly appointed Scotland captain Roddy Macdonald says it’s time for the eleven new faces in Garry Reid’s Scotland squad to make their own history ahead of this weekend’s shinty-hurling international at Páirc Esler, Newry. Despite the efforts of Storm Babet, the new look national side will fly out to Northern Ireland tonight […]

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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: October 20, 2023, 9:30 am

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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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: September 12, 2023, 11:05 am

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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Author: Gordon Neish
Posted: August 31, 2023, 4:32 pm

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 […]

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Author: Gordon Neish
Posted: August 4, 2023, 10:47 am

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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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: August 2, 2023, 3:09 pm

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 […]

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Author: Gordon Neish
Posted: June 1, 2023, 11:02 pm

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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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: May 5, 2023, 8:56 pm

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 […]

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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: May 4, 2023, 11:01 pm

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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Author: Christopher Dodds
Posted: May 4, 2023, 2:02 pm

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 […]

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Author: Cameron Middleton
Posted: April 29, 2023, 9:49 pm

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