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NEW HYDRO SCHEME AT COLINTRAIVE

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A new hydro electric scheme was officially opened last week, and it aims to provide the equivalent energy per annum as providing power to 86 homes. The scheme is expected to have a lifespan of over 50 years. The scheme at Colintraive harnesses the natural flow of the Milton Burn.  The project will provide an electrical generating capacity of 830MWh per annum, which will enter the National Grid, providing green, renewable energy for use nationall. Our photo shows Leader of Argyll and Bute Council Len Scoullar, Bob Baines of Mount Stuart Trust and Cllr Isabel Strong after the official launch of the scheme.

Full story in today's paper

 

Vindicated - but angry

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Dunoon independent councillor Michael Breslin has been cleared by the Standards Commission for Scotland of five of six charges laid against him.

 

The case against Cllr Breslin followed complaints made by four senior officers of Argyll and Bute Council.

 

Full story in tomorrow's paper.

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Who's got the keys to the Castle?

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Castle Toward has been sold - and the new owners are thrilled, in an exclusive statement this morning to the Standard they said: "It is not every day you get to purchase a Castle, the family are thrilled."

 

See full coverage in Friday's Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard

 

 

OUT WITH A BANG

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Fireworks over the kelpies

A fond farewell was bid last night (Thursday 13th October) to the Kelpie maquettes on the breakwater at Dunoon.

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Dunoon's Ultra Marathon ultra good

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AS THE sore knees and leg muscles continue to recover from last Saturday’s 33-mile-plus Ultra Marathon, Dunoon has received a high accolade as an outdoor sporting centre.

 

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FERRY CAMPAIGNERS IN HOLYROOD

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DUNOON ferry campaigners headed to the capital yesterday (Thursday) to make their voices heard in the Scottish Parliament – and they were welcomed by first minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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