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Who's got the keys to the Castle?

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Castle Toward has been sold - and the new owners are thrilled, in an exclusive statement this morning to the Standard they said: "It is not every day you get to purchase a Castle, the family are thrilled."

 

See full coverage in Friday's Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard

 

 

OUT WITH A BANG

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Fireworks over the kelpies

A fond farewell was bid last night (Thursday 13th October) to the Kelpie maquettes on the breakwater at Dunoon.

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Dunoon's Ultra Marathon ultra good

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AS THE sore knees and leg muscles continue to recover from last Saturday’s 33-mile-plus Ultra Marathon, Dunoon has received a high accolade as an outdoor sporting centre.

 

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FERRY CAMPAIGNERS IN HOLYROOD

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DUNOON ferry campaigners headed to the capital yesterday (Thursday) to make their voices heard in the Scottish Parliament – and they were welcomed by first minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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STEVEN WINS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

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A modern apprentice from Argyll and Bute Council has won the coveted Scottish Training Federation (STF) Apprentice of the Year Award.

Steven Simpson from Dunoon and Chris Cupples from Lochgilphead were two of only three apprentices shortlisted for the award, with Steven going on to be crowed the winner at a prestigious awards ceremony last week.

Steven works with the council’s education learning technologies team based in Argyll House, Dunoon, whilst Chris is an HGV mechanic. Full story in tomorrow's paper.


RHIYANNA'S A STAR

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Back in August we reported how a ten-year-old Blairmore girl was so touched by a charity’s tv appeal that she had decided to do something to help them.

Rhiyanna Stevely had been watching television when she saw an ad for the charity Water Aid. She was so upset to see children in other countries having to drink dirty water that she decided to do something about it.

Rhiyanna said at the time: “We just turn on the tap and clean water comes out any time we want. We take it for granted, but these children had only dirty water.”

 

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