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The many colours of Cowal

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This morning (Thursday) saw Cowal residents turn their eyes skywards as one to marvel at the early morning light.
While it undoubtedly the same sky and the same sunrise for us all, it seems that everyone who took pictures of it captured something unique.

From Dunoon Cemetery, the Coal Pier, Strone Brae, Victoria Road and Argyll Street.

Please share your own pictures of this fantastic skyscape with us.





Saying it with flowers

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The talented ladies of Dunoon’s High Kirk have done it again - filled the church with a fine floral display on the theme of ‘She worketh well with her hands’.

There are 13 arrangements to be seen and the church is open from 10am until 4pm today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tea and coffee and home baking is also on offer if you drop in to view the flowers.

A83 Strone Point works complete

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A £1.6m project to improve road safety on the A83 at Strone Point at Inveraray has been completed.

However, within 24 hours of opening, the A83 social media page was reporting a motorcycle already on its side in the road at the bend.


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Bute and Cowal roads improvements

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Work is due to begin on more than £8million worth of roads improvements across Argyll and Bute in the coming weeks.

Work scheduled in Bute and Cowal includes £320,000 spent improving the A8003 Ormidale to Tighnabruich and the C6 Carrick Castle Road will benefit from £142,780 of work.

On Bute £120,000will be spent on the A844 Craigmore to Ascog Bridge and £100,000 of work to the B881 North of Kingarth.


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Sandbank and Ardentinny community councils get another chance

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Sandbank and Ardentinny could still have their own community council, despite failing to get the numbers in this week’s elections.

Argyll and Bute Council held elections on April 26 and June 26 resulting in 53 out of 56 community councils being returned.

The future of the three remaining – Ardentinny, Lismore and Sandbank – was considered at today’s meeting of Argyll and Bute Council.

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Innellan algae warning

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Argyll and Bute Coucil has reacted swiftly to a potential blue-green algal bloom at Knockamillie reservoir in Innellan, with warning signs to walkers around the area being put up yesterday (Monday June 25) afternoon.
 The warning comes after a dog was taken into Bute and Cowal Vets,  after jumping into the reservoir and its owners were concerned about algal bloom.

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