Latest Argyll and Bute Stories

Blogger Raises Worldwide Awareness For School Lunches
2012-06-19 06:16:51

Martha Payne, the blogger behind NeverSeconds which features images of school lunches complete with a rating scale, recently launched an international debate on food and nutrition.

2009-08-15 12:57:22

Britain's oldest known wild golden eagle has died on the isle of Jura at age 22, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said. The bird was banded on the isle of Mull in 1987 when it was still a chick, said Roger Broad, the society member who tagged the bird.

2009-03-16 18:09:57

Officials in a Scottish village of about 600 people say hometown businesses are suffering due to slights from satellite navigation systems and Google Maps. Tarbert officials said motorists driving to and from a nearby ferry terminal to Islay are being directed by their global positioning systems to take a back road that bypasses the village, The Scotsman reported Monday. This is a concern for traders, but it's also a concern for people living on that Glenralloch back road; it is a single...

2008-10-13 09:00:31

By David Leask TAXPAYERS are being forced to pay out more than GBP 300 a seat for air routes with almost no passengers and "zilch" economic benefits, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

2008-09-01 12:00:09

By GRAEME MURRAY VANDALS who set off fire hydrants across Glasgow have been warned they are putting lives at risk. More than 50 hydrants in the city had to be turned off by Scottish Water since Tuesday afternoon after this week's warm, sunny weather .

2008-08-27 00:00:24

A rare Scottish moth, found only on two islands in the Hebrides, could fall victim to an invasive plant that is burying its habitat. Experts believe there may be only 400 slender Scotch burnets left in the British Isles, all of them living in six locations on Mull and Ulva, The Scotsman reports.

2008-08-15 06:00:29

By MARTYN McLAUGHLIN SCOTLAND's newest airport was officially opened yesterday, more than a year behind schedule and nearly three times over budget.

2008-08-15 00:00:27

SCOTLAND'S newest airport was officially opened yesterday after long delays and escalating costs. Transport minister Stewart Stevenson opened Oban airport, which will provide a link with the isles of Coll, Colonsay and Tiree. The project was started by Argyll and Bute Council in 2002.

2008-08-07 06:00:18

THE Razz has 15 pairs of weekend camping tickets to give away to the Hydro Connect Music Festival, which takes place in the grounds of Inveraray Castle from Friday, August 29 to Sunday August 31. The lucky winners will also receive a case of Kopparberg pear cider.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.