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Aircraft crash - Skipness

View across Skipness to the Kilbrannan Sound. Arran on the left of the picture and the Calmac ferry at Clonaig.

View across Skipness to the Kilbrannan Sound. Arran on the left of the picture and the Calmac ferry at Clonaig.

The bodies of two men missing following an air crash two miles off the Kintyre coast have been recovered.

Police Scotland is investigating  the full circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact DI Douglas Wilson at L Division CID via 101 and quote incident number 2167 of Thursday May 25.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is conducting an independent safety investigation.

The search started near Skipness when fishermen reported finding

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Politicians will lay out their stalls at Campbeltown hustings

AT LEAST three general election contenders for the Argyll and Bute seat, on June 8, have pledged to attend a hustings in Campbeltown next Thursday (May 18.)

Former Argyll and Bute MP Alan Reid, the Scottish LibDem candidate. serving MP, the SNP’s candidate, Brendan O’Hara and Labour candidate, Michael Kelly, have all confirmed that they will be there.

Unfortunately, due to a longstanding prior commitment, the Conservative candidate, Gary Mulvaney, is unable to attend the Lorne and Lowland

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MSPs to examine the role of local police commanders

THE SCOTTISH parliament justice sub-committee on policing is looking at the role of local police commanders.

The committee will hear from Police Scotland and local authorities including Lanarkshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute and Dumfries and Galloway.

The committee meeting was at 1pm on Thursday May 11, in committee room six of the Scottish parliament and can be watched online here. Meeting papers are here.

Questions are likely to focus on how local policing priorities are determined, how tensions between

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Horsepower ploughs up Kintyre fields' furrows

A KINTYRE farmer has inadvertently unearthed people’s curiosity in ancient agriculture.

Stephen Jones, 54, from South Muasdale Farm, is finishing ploughing his fields beside the A83 with an old-fashioned plough pulled by two horses, after his tractor plough broke.

This drew the attention of several passers-by who pulled over to watch him at work, and take photos and videos.

Kenny Mitchell shared a video on Facebook of Mr Jones ploughing, and commented: ‘Something you don’t see often

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Homesong hero

HOMESONG hero David Fee plays reputedly his best composition – ‘You don’t have to be strong.’

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