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Easter Basket Raffle for Nancy Glen Appeal

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Big-hearted volunteers at a community hall in Glasgow have donated an Easter basket to be raffled in aid of the Nancy Glen. 

Members of the Nan McKay Memorial Community Hall came over last Saturday with the basket, which now has pride of place in the window of Bookpoint.

The Hall has been run by volunteers for nearly 35 years, and brings together resources to improve the quality of life the residents of Pollokshields.

Stalwart of the hall, Bill Lawns, has strong connections with Dunoon, and brings members over for trips regularly.

He told the Standard that one of the members makes an Easter basket every year to be raffled, and this year suggested making another one - with the suggestion that it be taken to Dunoon to be raffled in aid of the Nancy Glen.

Tickets are £1 and all proceeds will go to the fun. So do pop into Bookpoint and pick up a ticket - it’s for a very good cause.

Argyll and Bute Council Budget

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Councillors met at Kilmory this morning, Thursday February 22, to finalise the budget for 2018/19.


And - for the public’s convenience - no toilets are being closed.

The proposal had been to cut off 37 of the council’s toilets.

Now the council will progress with ‘sustainable models’ including turnstiles and franchising and work towards establishing simpler asset transfer.

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THE FINAL piece of the puzzle for a new indoor community sports centre in Dunoon has been put in place, with a pledge of £100,000 from SportScotland.
The successful funding bid will now be put together with £100,000 from Argyll and Bute Council - which the Standard reported last year - and a further £100,000 from donations and the organisers themselves.
The money from SportScotland comes with the rider that work must be started by the end of July this year, and must be completed by December 31.

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LOCH FYNE Oysters has already felt the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, seeing a significant drop-off in seasonal labour from the continent last year.
Managing director Cameron Brown said: “Our busiest season is from October to December, ready for Christmas, and we rely a lot on seasonal labour.
“In the past we have had regular workers who have come over from countries like Latvia and Poland to help at this time, but this year around a third of them did not arrive.

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RBS is to keep ten closure-threatened branches, including the Inveraray branch, open until at least the end of the year.

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