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The 150th anniversary of The Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1694: tabled on 24 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard on the occasion of its 150th anniversary of providing the people of Dunoon and the Cowal peninsula with their weekly news; acknowledges that since the first edition of the then titled Argyllshire Standard and Advertiser for the Coast rolled off the presses in March 1871 with a front page that gave equal prominence to the Franco-Prussian War, the events at Dunoon Sheriff Court and the cattle sale at Kilmun, the paper has remained relevant, local and fiercely independent; notes that despite many challenges over the past fifteen decades, including two World Wars, the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard has never missed a publication date and has become a cherished and much valued institution in the local community; thanks everyone who has worked so hard to keep the paper going for the past 150 years and wishes the current custodian of the editor’s chair, Gordon Neish, every success in navigating the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard through these challenging times and wishes the newspaper every success in the future.