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New Council Leader Announced at Kilmory

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Argyll and Bute Council announced this morning that Councillor Aileen Morton will be Council Leader, supported by Deputy Leader Gary Mulvaney. Provost is Councillor Len Scoullar, supported by Depute Provose, Roddy McCuish.


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The results of the elections for Argyll and Bute Council are in – and the story of the day is the increase in number of Conservative councillors from four to nine.


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Hustings fever in Cowal and Bute

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Candidates for the local authority elections have been busy across Cowal and Bute this week, as no fewer than three hustings events took place, giving them the opportunity to set out their stall - and the public a chance to quiz them on the things that matter in their communities.


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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the attempted murder of a man in Dunoon yesterday (Sunday).

At around 5.15pm a 30-year-old man was stabbed during an altercation with two other men in a flat in the town's Auchamore Road.

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Farewell to Arctic Penguin

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Inveraray bid farewell to SS Arctic Penguin on Saturday as the historic three masted sailing ship, which has spent over two decades on Inveraray Pier as a Maritime Museum, sailed off, under her own steam, for refurbishment at Barrow-in-Furness.


The Viscount Christopher Wright of Warmingham, Cheshire, bought the vessel on Christmas Eve 2015. His intention is to carry out a full restoration of the ship and then sail it around the coast of Great Britain for years to come.


In recent months Viscount Christopher and his team of enthusiastic volunteers have stripped the interior of the ship in readiness for her restoration.

She finally sailed away with escort vessel The Venture of Liverpool and progressed down Loch Fyne and then the Irish Sea, arriving in Barrow the following day.


There she was greeted by the tug Kamsar from Bay Towage of Barrow  and an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers positioned near the lifeboat station on the Barrow approaches headland.


Lord Wright reported that SS Arctic Penguin had  'acquitted herself very well, for the grand old lady that she is'.




He added: "She looks quite at home on her new quay. The facilities provided by Associated British Ports are just what we’ve been looking for. The Harbour Master, Guy Lockwood, and his team have been exceptionally helpful and the people of Barrow seem pleased that this Historic Ship has taken up residence."

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Council candidates announced

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Candidates for the 11 wards in Argyll and Bute have been announced, and campaigning will soon begin for Scottish Government local elections.

The Standard offers readers a guide to all the candiates standing in the wards of Bute, Cowal and Dunoon, as well as a reminder for voting information.


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