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March 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Rothesay Academy to introduce new truancy reporting technology - Webmaster @ 17:38 GMT

In an innovative new initiative to enable school management and parents to raise school attendance, Rothesay Academy has introduced a telephoning / emailing / text-messaging scheme that will promptly notify parents of a childís absence from school in the event of no prior explanation for non-attendance having been given.

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More details given for naming ceremony of MV Bute in Rothesay - Webmaster @ 17:04 GMT

The naming ceremony of Caledonian Macbrayneís new 60-car/450-passenger ferry, MV Bute will be attended by about 200 invited guests. The event will take place on Friday 24th June alongside Rothesay Pier.

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Friday, March 25, 2005

Isle of Bute schools get an activity-based outdoor education boost - Webmaster @ 18:58 GMT

All Isle of Buteís schools are to benefit from the appointment of an outdoor instructor. Funding for a year-long activity-based programme, conducted by an outdoor education specialist, has been provided by Argyll and Bute Councilís Fusions (Fuller Services in our Communities and Schools) programme.

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Good progress with the building of Isle of Bute's new ferry - Webmaster @ 22:09 GMT

Progress with the completion of Isle of Buteís new 450-passenger/60-car ferry MV Bute is proceeding a-pace, as the upper two decks are placed on top of the hull and main superstructure, and the vessel's funnels are also put in place. Things are still on track for the 24th June naming ceremony in Rothesay.

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See the weekly visual progress report on the vessel.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

IN THE HEADLINES - Webmaster @ 00:29 GMT

MOUNT STUART TO OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK THIS SUMMER

For the first time since it opened to the public in 1995, Mount Stuart, a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture and one of the Isle of Buteís premier visitor attractions, will be opening every day during this coming summer.

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ISLE OF BUTE TEXTILE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING FIRM IS SET TO EXPAND ITS MARKETS

Bute Fabrics, based in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, has been commissioned to create a variety of bespoke fabric designs for the Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff, and will also be exhibiting for the first time at 100% Design Moscow later this month.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

NEW £2m DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED FOR PORT BANNATYNE - Webmaster @ 19:08 GMT

An ambitious £2 million residential development, comprising nine town houses, a block of nine flats, and two detached houses has been proposed for Port Bannatyne.

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