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RESTORING THE BURGH HALL VIKING

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A once-colourful part of the Burgh Hall is currently undergoing complex restoration far from home.

 

The ‘Viking’ stained glass window is now lying in pieces in Prestwick.

 

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COWAL AND BUTE LADIES' SHINTY

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Sunday March 6 saw the start of ladies’ shinty for the women of Cowal and Bute's second team.  Travelling away to Ardnamurchan with a newly formed squad and sparkling new kits from the club sponsor ABEL (Drainage), the girls arrived with confidence and faced a long day with a total of five games to be played.

 

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FERRY CONTRACT BIDS NOW IN

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The bids are now in for the new eight-year contract to run the vast majority of west coast ferries.  Existing operator CalMac has only one rival for the £1billion contract; the private company Serco. Pictured above is Martin Dorchester, md of CalMac.

 

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NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE

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Drama students from Dunoon Grammar School were at Dunoon police office last Friday shooting a video for No Smoking Day aimed at Primary 7s.

 

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EARLY DEPARTURE FOR CORUISK

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 A new-state-of-the-art lifesaving system is being fitted to the MV Coruisk before it takes on its new summer sailing schedule between Oban and Mull.

The Coruisk will leave for dry dock on March 7 and will pick up its new route from March 25 - meaning the vessel will leave its part time winter cover on the Dunoon Gourock route two weeks early.

 

   

DUNOON PIER - PHASE ONE COMPLETE

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Local councillors, the media, and the contractors involved in its restoration, gathered at Dunoon Pier this morning to be given a guided tour of the refurbished pier buildings.

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