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GOUROCK LINKSPAN OUT OF ACTION ‘UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE’

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Gourock Boat Steps

 

The hydraulic linkspan at Gourock Ferry Terminal has developed what its owners CMAL described as a ‘significant’ oil leak from one of the cylinders which bears its weight, the company announced yesterday (Friday)

This means that CalMac’s already-troubled Gourock – Dunoon service will have to berth at the infamous Gourock Boat Steps – which the ferry company admit is not suitable for passengers who are infirm, have prams or small children, or large items of luggage.

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NEW NEWSPAPER FOR BUTE

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ARGYLL Media Ltd, the publishers of the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard, are delighted to announce the launch of a new weekly title to serve the Isle of Bute.

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REPORT: ‘CULTURE OF BULLYING’ AT NHS HIGHLAND - AND SEPARATE REVIEW ORDERED FOR ARGYLL AND BUTE

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Hundreds of health workers have potentially experienced inappropriate behaviour from management and senior management at NHS Highland, an independent review has suggested.

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Waverley summer sailings cancelled

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The Dunoon Observer can exclusively reveal this afternoon (Friday) that 2019 spring and summer sailings for the world-famous Waverley paddle steamer have been cancelled.

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SERVICES SLASHED IN COUNCIL BUDGET

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SCHOOL lollipop patrollers in Argyll and Bute have been spared the axe – but other services will be slashed after the local authority set its spending plans for 2019-20 today (Thursday).

Among the cuts approved by members of Argyll and Bute Council at its Kilmory headquarters were a reduction in the youth and adult learning services budget to less than half its current level – despite protests across by secondary school pupils across the area which made national headlines yesterday.

 

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