Local businesses and residents were left without internet access and disrupted phone services this week following a British Telecom ‘network outage’ across parts of Dunoon and outlying areas.
Problems begin the morning after a dramatic lightning storm on Tuesday August 2nd with many residents discovering issues with their phone lines and internet access.
A brief but violent thunder storm in the early hours of Wednesday morning saw masonry damage to Dunoon’s historic High Kirk – and caused the church clock to stop. Two pinnacles on the church steeple were struck, part of one falling on to the church roof causing damage before rolling on to a parapet and sending more masonry to the ground.
A proud grandmother is hoping her 15-year-old grand-daughter will emulate her success at this year’s Cowal Gathering. Grace Black, matriarch of Dunoon's Black’s the Baker family, took part in the Highland dancing Argyllshire Championships 15-and-under for the J C Forrest Challenge Trophy just over 50 years ago.
Now, grand-daughter Claire Black is hoping to do the same as she has entered the same competition that her grandmother won in 1961.
The Struan Lodge Development Group has written to health chiefs, branding their decision to cease residential care at the Struan Lodge Care Home as ‘inhumane’. Group chair Max Barr raised concerns in his letter that the board of Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) did not discuss the closure of Struan Lodge as a home with residents or staff before releasing news of the closure to the public domain.
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