THIS year's Cowal Highland Gathering is set to be different - but will be at least as enjoyable as previous years.
New events will take place and, despite fewer pipe bands attending, there will be much more to do.
A DEVELOPER hoping to build a wind farm on a range of Cowal hills overlooking the Firth of Clyde has been slammed by campaigners after the firm pulled out of a joint forum with community councils - saying that it "is not fulfilling the purpose for which it has been created".
DEPUTY First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today (Thursday) that MV Coruisk will be deployed on the Dunoon Gourock town-centre ferry route once again this winter.
A Western Ferry diverted yesterday (Sunday) to help the Helensburgh lifeboat deal with an incident off Strone.
A pipe band from a small Argyll town and formed just a decade ago has just become not only the best in Scotland - but the second-best anywhere.
Inveraray and District Pipe Band, the current European Grade One champions, pushed Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band all the way in the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green to come a close second to the multiple world champs from Northern Ireland.
The Scottish Government and First Minister Alex Salmond have been challenged to save the last remaining shipbuilder on the lower Clyde.
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