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£2.9m deal struck to help save council services

ARGYLL and Bute Council will receive an extra £2.9m in the next financial year following a budget deal struck between the Green Party and ruling SNP Scottish Government.

The deal, worth £27.2m across the Highlands and Islands, ‘ensures that many proposed cuts to frontline services can now be scaled back and removed entirely’, the Green Party said.

Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie said the ‘monumental’ deal ‘will ensure Argyll and Bute Council’s proposed cuts can now be significantly reduced’.

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