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Midwives to be trained to scan pregnant women in Mid Argyll

Debbie MacLachlan

Debbie MacLachlan

The days  of expectant mothers in Mid Argyll having to travel to Glasgow for their 12 and 20-week scans will soon be over.

Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership (CHP) revealed this week that, following a review, funding had been agreed to develop scanning services in community hospitals across Argyll and Bute.

Debbie MacLachlan, from Lochgilphead, who is expecting her fourth child, says that the service is essential in Mid Argyll.

For the full story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 27 2015, also available online.



Parents' fury after path plans fall through

Kilmichael Bridgend path furyParents have been left reeling after a plan to develop a path, creating a safer route for children to walk to school, fell through.

The £306,000 path would have been  built to link Bridgend and Kilmichael and was to be constructed across the glen, leading up to the back of Glassary primary school.

Members of the community have been campaigning for 40 years for the link because the single track road up to the front of the school is so narrow it leaves no room for children to walk up safely.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 27 2015, also available online from the same date.



Tarbert harbour cliff hanger

Tarbert carA car narrowly escaped a watery grave at Tarbert Harbour.

The Skoda rolled forward until it was hanging off the edge of the sea wall, after a mystery driver left the hand brake off while parked at the bay across from Tarbert hotel last Thursday at 1pm.

The vehicle came to a halt as it tipped over the wall, before construction workers on the harbour used a crane to lift it back on to the car park.

See more stories from Tarbert and Mid Argyll in the Argyllshire Advertiser, also available online.



Ardfern councillor says wildlife haven wrecked by spoil

ardfern churchA wildlife haven has been swamped by waste construction material, according to Craignish community councillor Tony Gill.

Builders, MacLeod Construction Ltd, on the Ardfern affordable homes  development in the village have put site spoil on land across the road next to Craignish church car park.

MacLeod’s company secretary Jane MacLeod said: ‘We are doing everything we can to support the community and build affordable houses. MacLeod’s is also trying to help the church to create some extra parking spaces which it urgently needs.’

For the full story, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 27 2015, also online from the same date.



Inveraray delivers in pre-season friendly

Inveraray shinty clubInveraray  manager Garry MacPherson is under no illusions as to how tough the forthcoming shinty season is going to be.

The side who finished mid-table in the league Orion Group Premiership last season, managed a 4-0 victory against Oban Celtic in a pre-season friendly at the weekend.

See more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 27 2015, also available online.




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

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