Banner

logoxmas

Front Page News

Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard
valid-xhtml10-blue
Home

New Council Leader Announced at Kilmory

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

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.

A BLUE RINSE FOR ARGYLL AND BUTE?

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

 

alt

 

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.

 

Read more...

Hustings fever in Cowal and Bute

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

af170201156.JPG

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.

 

Read more...

WITNESSES SOUGHT FOR DUNOON ATTEMPTED MURDER – AND SERIOUS ASSAULT

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

GAN_0373.JPG

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.

Read more...

Farewell to Arctic Penguin

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Arctic_Penguin_leaves_Inveraray.JPG

 

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'.

 

Arctic_Penguin_in_Barrow.JPG

 

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."

Read more in this week's Dunoon Observer

Council candidates announced

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

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.

election_candidates.jpg

Read more...

Follow us on Twitter

Download our Essential Guide for FREE below

cover

DGS link

Dunoon Grammar School

Inverclyde Council News
Latest News from Inverclyde Council