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November 2004

Thursday, November 25, 2004

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS PRESENTED TO THREE COMMUNITY-MINDED BUTE PERSONALITIES - Webmaster @ 18:43 GMT

Three well-known Isle of Bute personalities, Anne Alexander, Frank Lee and Elisabeth Johnston, receive special recognition awards for their many years of tireless service to the local community.

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Friday, November 19, 2004

IN THE HEADLINES - Webmaster @ 11:10 GMT

ISLE OF BUTE’S NEW FERRY IS TO BE NAMED MV BUTE

Calmac’s new 60-car / 450-passenger ferry, costing £8.75m, and due to come into service between Rothesay and Wemyss Bay in Summer 2005, is to be named MV BUTE - and will be the seventh ship on the Firth of Clyde to carry the name of the island.

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PLANS FOR ANOTHER AGING TENEMENTAL BUILDING IN ROTHESAY TO BE REPLACED BY A NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

If things go according to plan, FyneHomes Housing Association will be replacing Rothesay’s Mansfield Place tenement block with low-density quality housing, as regeneration takes another important step forward.

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Friday, November 12, 2004

IN THE HEADLINES - Webmaster @ 11:14 GMT

BUTE ARMY CADET AND PIPER TOPS NATIONWIDE ARMY CADET FORCE PIPING AND DRUMMING COMPETITION IN EDINBURGH

Neall Sinclair, a Rothesay Academy pupil and locally trained by Neil Gillies, is the first cadet not just from the Isle of Bute, but from anywhere in the west of Scotland, to win the intermediate category of the Army Cadet Force Piping and Drumming Competition.

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ANOTHER MAJOR PROPERTY RENOVATION AS PART OF ROTHESAY’S ONGOING REGENERATION

A previously derelict building, and eyesore, in Rothesay's town centre has been redeveloped into four quality flats, and ground floor prime office space which has already been leased to FyneHomes Housing Association.

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Friday, November 05, 2004

POSSIBLE SEAPLANE SERVICE FOR ISLE OF BUTE - Webmaster @ 12:51 GMT

There has been local support for a proposal, mooted by Loch Lomond Seaplanes, for the introduction of a scheduled seaplane link from the Clyde to the Isle of Bute. Feasibility studies are presently being undertaken, and if such a service seems viable, it is possible that a service could be launched next summer.

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