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LOCH FYNE SEARCH CONTINUES

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A FULL search for two missing fishermen resumed at 8am this morning (Friday) after their trawler capsized and sank last night on Loch Fyne.

 

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Charity chief resigns after investigation

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altThe chief of a local charity has resigned after an investigation by its board, which reported ‘one of the most challenging years’ for its staff.

Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface, which has offices in Dunoon, Oban, Bowmore, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown and Helensburgh, said ‘there have been ongoing investigations into some aspects of the management and governance of the charity’.

A statement added: "As the board of a charity and one funded by public money, we had a responsibility to ensure that the findings of these investigations were comprehensively reviewed, and as a result Argyll and Bute TSI disciplinary procedures were instigated."

 

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Dook 4 Olly

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The New Year's Day Dook for Olly saw a whole bunch of intrepid souls take to the waters of Dunoon's West Bay just after 2pm today.

 

The promenade was packed with wellwishers as the dookers waited fort he piper to stop playing - thier cue to enter the Clyde.

 

"It was everything I expected," said one after the five minute dip.

 

Dunoon Shop Window Award

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White Rabbits on Hillfoot Street was awarded Best Christmas Window in town by Dunoon Community Council this year.
May Hughes who works in the shop is warming her hands by the fireside...

HEN HARRIER FOUND DEAD

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Police Scotland and RSPB Scotland are issuing a joint appeal for information after a young hen harrier was discovered dead with unexplained injuries on an estate near Dunoon. 

“Kathy”, a female bird, was satellite tagged as a chick on the Cowal Peninsula in August this year (2017) as part of the RSPB’s EU-funded Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project.

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STAND UP COMEDY AT BURGH HALL

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There’s a great show on at the Burgh Hall this Friday, December 22, and if you have a touch of the winter blues, or are stressed out with pre-Christmas planning, then this might just be the answer.

Shed your troubles, sit back and enjoy a great night of stand-up comedy, right here in Dunoon.

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