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Winning start for pipe band champions

THE 2016 Grade One champion of champions pipe band, Inveraray and District, made a winning start to the new season with victory at Gourock Games on May 14, 2017.

They were pushed all the way, though, by Scottish Power.

Full story in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.


Food, glorious food - and magnificent music

OYSTERS, cupcakes, beer, venison burgers and smoked halibut.

Not a bad start, but there was plenty more than these local delicacies to enjoy at Argyll’s festival of food, music and great craic – set in stunning surroundings.

Read all about the 2017 Loch Fyne Food Fair in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.


A graceful visitor in majestic Loch Fyne

Majestic Fred Olsen cruise ship ‘Boudicca’ made a welcome return to Loch Fyne, Argyll on the morning of May 9, 2017.

After a quick turnaround at Inveraray, it was back down the 40-mile-long sea loch to Tarbert, where the ship lay at anchor and passengers disembarked.

Here she is filmed from the Dalchenna shore just after 7.30am, cruising in calm conditions between St Catherines on one side and the Argyll Caravan Park on the other.

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No Tarbert Flower Show as interest wilts

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NO TARBERT Flower Show will be held this year after just two members of the public turned up to a crunch meeting on the show’s future.

The meeting was called in a last-ditch effort to raise volunteers and committee members – both of which are desperately needed to keep the show alive.

The existing Tarbert Flower and Vegetable Show committee members felt that they could no longer continue, mainly due to a combination advancing years and ill health.

At the public meeting on April 20, while

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Political winds turn air a shade of blue in Argyll and Bute

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THE SUN shone on Argyll and Bute for the council election on Thursday May 4 – but it was the Scottish Conservatives and SNP with a rosy glow after the votes were tallied the following day.

Along with the LibDems, each increased their numbers around the council chamber.

After a hard day of counting at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, the final overall make-up of Argyll and Bute Council is now (with numbers in previous council in brackets) SNP: 11 (8), Independents: 10 (18), Scottish Conservatives

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Polls

Do you think Mid Argyll has reached saturation point when it comes to wind turbines in the area?

  • No (57%, 4 Votes)
  • Yes (43%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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