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Barbershop chorus entertains at fifties-themed bash

IT WAS like stepping back in time in Ardrishaig .

Ardfenaig Care Home held a fabulous 1950s summer fayre on Sunday June 18, with a variety of stalls and entertainment for all.

Singers Shannon Blackie, Holly Renton and Lena Carter entertained with classic songs from the post-war decade, and the Fynesiders barbershop chorus harmonised their way through crowd-pleasing numbers which delighted residents and visitors alike.

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Body found in search for Lochgilphead woman


POLICE Scotland has confirmed that the body of a missing Lochgilphead woman has been found near Oban.

Janet Butterworth, aged 37, had been missing from her home in Duntrune Place, Lochgilphead, since Wednesday June 14.

Miss Butterworth’s body was recovered from the Sound of Kerrera, near Gallanach Rd, Oban, around 10.50am on Saturday June 17.

Police confirmed that a post mortem will take place to establish the exact cause of her death, but at this time there would appear to be no suspicious

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Police appeal for information on missing Lochgilphead woman

Janet Butterworth

Janet Butterworth

A POLICE appeal has been issued in a bid to to locate a woman missing from Lochgilphead since Wednesday June 14.

Janet Butterworth (37), left her home in Duntrune Place, Lochgilphead in her car, a black Nissan Micra, and travelled to Oban. She visited a friend in Oban and was last seen at the Halfway Filling Station, Dunbeg at 10pm on Wednesday evening. Janet hasn’t been in touch with anyone since then and her family contacted police on Thursday afternoon to report her missing.

Janet is around

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Armed Forces Day beats the drizzle in Lochgilphead

Corporal Mark Wilkinson and Cruachan IV share a moment

Corporal Mark Wilkinson and Cruachan IV share a moment

RAIN did little to dampen the atmosphere at Lochgilphead Armed Forces’ Day – the only event of its kind in Argyll and Bute.

Hardy stallholders battled the elements to set out their stands on Lochgilphead’s front green on Saturday June 10 as veterans, cadets and many other groups marched.

Cruachan IV, four-legged mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, stole the show as he led the parade down Argyll Street, with some assistance from pony major, Corporal Mark Wilkinson.

After the inspection

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Mountain biking elite riders make tracks for Argyll

Photo: Dunoon Presents

Photo: Dunoon Presents

TOP mountain bike riders from around Scotland will flock to Dunoon in their hundreds over the weekend.

The POC Scottish Enduro Series comes to Cowal for the second year for a weekend of racing in the hills above Dunoon on June 17/18.

The series returns after the success of last year’s event which was met with rave reviews from riders, organisers and spectators. As popularity for the trails grow, Dunoon is becoming one of the hottest new mountain biking destinations in the UK.

On the Saturday evening

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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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