BYSTANDERS on the banks of the Clyde could only watch in horror on Friday September 26 as a 28,000 tonne cruise liner reversed ever closer to a 30-foot yacht that strayed a little too close to the massive ship.
Radio communications between the yacht and the bridge of the liner had broken down - and only the alertness of the ship's crew and the local river pilots averted disaster.
More in this week's edition of the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard.
THERE is a challenging winter ahead for Argyll Ferries as the Gourock - Dunoon service will have to share Gourock Ferry Terminal with the Rothesay Ferry.
ONE local councillor has been ejected from Argyll and Bute Council’s ruling administration group, and another has left in support.
DOUGIE Campbell, his brother Graham and the famous Mr Ian, sailing the Piper OD Tamarind, took the top trophy for best overall performance at this year's Polaris Regatta, held earlier this month.
THE Scottish Land Fund has today (Tuesday) announced a £750,000 boost to plans for community ownership of the Castle Toward estate.
Police have warned that a number of housebreakings and thefts from dwelling houses, garden sheds and garages have occurred over the course of the weekend (September 18 to 22).
Argyll and Bute followed the national trend and voted ‘No’ to independence – but all sides agree that the result proves there is a pressing need for political change.
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