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Valiant actions after car crash

valiantArgyll and Bute Lord-lieutenant Patrick Stewart honoured a cadet, three leaders and a civilian at an awards ceremony last week.

Cadet Sergeant Major (CSM) Connor Chlopuk, his father Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) Alex Chlopuk and mother Helen Chlopuk from Lochgilphead, with Staff Sergeant Instructor (SSI) Frank Frew, from Tarbert, were recognised for their role following a car accident near Inveraray in October 2013.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 29 2015, also available online.



Woodland charity sapped for funds

woodlandA social enterprise charity that requires substantial funding every year has launched a ‘friends’ scheme.
At an open day on Monday, Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise Ltd announced a new project to sign up friends who would donate £20 a year to help protect the woodlands between Lochgilphead’s two hospitals.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 29 2015, also available online.



Second petition launched in bid to get Saltire flying high again

petitionA second petition in Lochgilphead has renewed calls for the Saltire to flutter once again above the front green.

With nearly 1,000 signatures already on an online petition calling for the replacement of the Argyll and Bute Council flat, Lochgilphead activist and community council member Gillian Voinot has launced a paper petition.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 29 2015, also available online.

 



Lorne is new Commuity Land Scotland chairman

macleodArgyll’s Lorne MacLeod has been elected as the new chairman of Community Land Scotland.
The representative body for community landowners in Scotland has 57 members from throughout Scotland, including some well known and high profile buyout groups from Eigg, Knoydart, Assynt and Harris.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,May 29 2015, also available online.



Top podium place for ‘Fools Gold’ at Scottish Series 2015

scottishseriesAn Irish skipper and crew sailed into top spot at the Tarbert-based Silvers Marine 41st Scottish Series which finished on Monday.
Robert McConnell, from Howth Yacht Club, and his Waterford harbour sailing team on ‘Fool’s Gold’ took the overall title, won IRC class two and will take home the trophy for the best IRC class boat.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 29 2015, also available online




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