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Volunteers sought to take on Lochgilphead lantern parade

lantern paradeA new band of volunteers are being sought to revive the Lochgilphead Lantern Parade otherwise 2014 will be the first year the event has not been held for almost two decades.

The parade,which sees hundreds of people march down Argyll Street with handmade lanterns on bonfire night,was cancelled after residents failed to volunteer to run it.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,September 19 2014. Also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Argyll and Bute says 'No' to independence

06_a39counters01resizedArgyll and Bute said No to an independent Scotland by more than a 10,000 majority .

At 5.55 am this morning (Friday),Sally Loudon,chief counting officer for the region,said 37,143 people had voted No in the referendum,accounting for 58.52 per cent of the 63,516 votes cast. 26,324 voted Yes.

In total 88.2 per cent of the electorate cast their votes.

The count of Argyll and Bute votes began at Lochgilphead Joint Campus at 10pm yesterday,September 18. At 1am,the No camp was becoming increasingly confident of a victory.

Alan Reid,MP for Argyll and Bute,said:‘I am certainly very pleased that Argyll and Bute and Scotland as a whole have voted to keep the union. It is important that we now look to the future and that all parties work together to bring more powers to the Scottish Parliament.’

Michael Russell,MSP for Argyll and Bute and member of the SNP,said people had voted for change.

Stating Scots had clearly voted for more devolved powers,he said:‘We need to make sure they are delivered and politicians across the spectrum have to work to deliver them.’

The postal vote turnout was 95.3 per cent,while there were 1,808 under-18s registered to vote in the county. In total 49 ballot papers were rejected.

See more in the Argyllshire Advertiser September 26. www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Aspiring model lands zombie reality show

Model Carra Mackenzie from Lochgilhead has landed a role in a new reality television show about a zombie apocolypse.
For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 29 2104,also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
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Sinkhole causes Crinan Canal path closure

A sinkhole on the Crinan Canal,discovered after a calf fell in it,caused the path way to be closed until temporary repairs were carried out.
Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 29 2104,also online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Inveraray band pipped at the post in 'worlds'

inveraray pipe bandInveraray and District Pipe Band was named runner-up in the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow but has been tipped for the top by one of the judges.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser,August 22 2014,also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital


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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