DUNOON LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS
Last Saturday's Christmas light-up was billed as DUNOON DAZZLES.
And it did.
With Argyll Street closed to traffic last Saturday, Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band, resplendent in scarlet Santa suits, led the parade from the Argyll Gardens to the Burgh Hall.
COWAL CUT OFF
Cowal found itself cut off by road and sea as strong winds and heavy rain brought temporary havoc across Argyll.
The storm was widely forecast, and when it struck on Thursday morning – with westerly winds reaching speeds of 80mph – it caused widespread disruption to travel, communications and power supplies across Argyll and Bute.
COUNCIL ACCUSED OF GIVING MISLEADING INFORMATION
AUDIT SCOTLAND boss Fraser McKinlay has written to Argyll and Bute Council’s CEO Sally Loudon (above) to say that statements issued by the council relating to Audit Scotland and Castle Toward are inaccurate.
IMMIGRATION OFFICERS RAID DUNOON RESTAURANTS
A MAN was arrested on Saturday after 23 Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers raided a Dunoon restaurant - and the restaurant owner has accused officers of 'heavy-handed' tactics.
TRAGIC LOCAL CONNECTION TO GLASGOW HELICOPTER CRASH
The pilot of the police helicopter which tragically crashed onto Glasgow’s Clutha Vaults on Friday evening was well-known in Cowal as pilot of the air ambulance Helemed 5, frequently deployed in the area.
CORUISK ON TRIAL
Staff looked on intently on Friday afternoon (November 29) as the CalMac vessel Coruisk underwent berthing trials during an exercise at Dunoon and Gourock.
The vehicle ferry, utilised during the summer months on the Armadale-Mallaig route between Skye and the mainland, is due to be introduced as a passenger boat over the remaining winter months to the Dunoon-Gourock Clyde crossing to reinforce the reliability of the service.
NO OPTION TO REFURBISH THREE DUNOON PRIMARY SCHOOLS
ARGYLL and Bute Council’s plans for refurbishment of three Dunoon primary schools are in disarray today after it was revealed that the Scottish Government will not fund a refurbishment of Dunoon Primary School.
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