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Bute and Cowal roads improvements

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Work is due to begin on more than £8million worth of roads improvements across Argyll and Bute in the coming weeks.


Work scheduled in Bute and Cowal includes £320,000 spent improving the A8003 Ormidale to Tighnabruich and the C6 Carrick Castle Road will benefit from £142,780 of work.


On Bute £120,000will be spent on the A844 Craigmore to Ascog Bridge and £100,000 of work to the B881 North of Kingarth.

 

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Sandbank and Ardentinny community councils get another chance

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Sandbank and Ardentinny could still have their own community council, despite failing to get the numbers in this week’s elections.


Argyll and Bute Council held elections on April 26 and June 26 resulting in 53 out of 56 community councils being returned.


The future of the three remaining – Ardentinny, Lismore and Sandbank – was considered at today’s meeting of Argyll and Bute Council.

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Innellan algae warning

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Argyll and Bute Coucil has reacted swiftly to a potential blue-green algal bloom at Knockamillie reservoir in Innellan, with warning signs to walkers around the area being put up yesterday (Monday June 25) afternoon.
 
 The warning comes after a dog was taken into Bute and Cowal Vets,  after jumping into the reservoir and its owners were concerned about algal bloom.
 

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POLICE TO INVESTIGATE NANCY GLEN SINKING

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THE tragic January 18 sinking of Tarbert fishing vessel the Nancy Glen has taken an unexpected turn as police today (Tuesday) opened a criminal investigation into the tragedy.

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Dunoon wind farm plans ditched

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Canadian company Brookfield Renewable, which has been working on the development of a wind farm above Dunoon’s West bay, has decided to ditch the idea.


The plan was to build a wind farm of ten or more large turbines on Forestry Commission Scotland land at Bachan Burn - a site close to two previously rejected by the Scottish Government.

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Integration Joint Board reshuffle

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THE UNDER fire IJB has had a change of personnel at today’s full Council meeting in Kilmory.
Dunoon councillor Jim Anderson had recently tendered his resignation from the IJB citing pressure from other commitments - full story in tomorrow’s paper - which came into effect today, April 26.
Councillors Alastair Redman and Iain Paterson have also stepped down.
They are to be replaced by Council Leader Aileen Morton, Deputy Leader Gary Mulvaney and Cllr Sandy Taylor, leader of the opposition.
Leader Aileen Morton also said at the meeting today that Argyll and Bute Council ‘need support at every level’ to deliver on healthcare targets

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