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Inveraray piper takes world title - again

Stuart LiddellRenowned Inveraray piper Stuart Liddell has been crowned ‘the best of the best’ as he is named the Glenfiddich Piping Champion for a second time.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 31 2014. Also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Lochgilphead senior boys take home schools' tournament title

lochgilphead high school footy teamLochgilphead High School’s senior boys retained their title in the MAKI (Mid Argyll,Kintyre and Islay) Schools Football Tournament.

But,in an event typically dominated by Lochgilphead and Campbeltown students the four trophies available for juniors,seniors,boys and girls headed home in different  directions.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 31 2014,also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Tarbert to Portavadie hybrid ferry is 'dog's breakfast'

t44lochinvar1noMaritime experts have branded the Scottish Government’s new Tarbert to Portavadie Ferry as costly and ‘a dog’s breakfast’.

Introduced earlier this year,MV Lochinvar is a dual fuel ferry,which runs with 10 to 15 tonnes of battery on board.

Professor Alf Baird of Edinburgh Napier University has criticised the Scottish government for procuring the hybrid ferries.

He said:‘There are 10 to 15 tonnes of battery on these ferries. For ships designed to carry such small numbers that is a lot of deadweight’.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 31 2014,also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Lochgilphead women turn pink for breast cancer

pink bingo fundraiserThere was a full house in the MS Centre in Lochgilphead as women turned to bingo to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Organised by Rose Taylor,pink bingo saw woman don their finest pink attire to raise funds for breast cancer charities while winning coveted prizes.

More photos and the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,October 31 2014,also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Inveraray bar manager is best in Scotland

Simon Smith Inveraray George Hotel bar manInveraray is officially home to the best bar manager in Scotland as The George Hotel wins another coveted award.

The hotel’s Simon Smith was named the best bar manager in Scotland at the Scottish Bartenders Network annual awards ceremony.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 31 2014. Also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital




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