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Humza Yousaf with chamber of commerce members Murdo MacLeod (left), Jane MacLeod and Alison Hay (chair)

Humza Yousaf with chamber of commerce members Murdo MacLeod (left), Jane MacLeod and Alison Hay (chair)

WORK ON upgrading the A83 trunk road is far from finished, a Scottish Government minister was reminded this week.

On a trip to Lochgilphead on Wednesday at the invitation of Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce, transport minister Humza Yousaf outlined the latest developments, taking questions from the audience.

His visit follows the latest meeting of the A83 taskforce – a group comprising business managers, councillors, civil servants, engineers and others – in Arrochar last week.


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Talent shines as festival reaches crescendo

Kilmartin Primary School pupils strike a pose

Kilmartin Primary School pupils strike a pose

MUSIC struck the right chord as the 38th annual Mid Argyll Music Festival opened in Ardrishaig.

Featuring competitions for spoken pieces, song and instrument, the festival provides a stage for people young and old to demonstrate their skills – and offers great entertainment to the audience.

This year’s event got off to a rousing start with the welcome return of piping to the programme on Saturday March 18. With all sorts of song and instrumental classes in the days since then, this has

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Coffee and cakes for Kilmory kids’ shinty


A COFFEE morning featuring some fantastic cakes raised valuable funds for Kilmory and Dunadd Junior Camanachd.

People braved the rain to fill Lochgilphead Parish Church Hall on Saturday March 18, where young shinty players helped the older generations serve the hungry hordes.

In total the event raised £452, and counting, for the club.

Speaking for the club, Laurene Cameron said: ‘Thank you to everyone who baked, gave in donations for the stall and for everyone who turned up to help out at

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Dinah scoots off on road to the isles

Dinah with Nerys, her trusty steed

Dinah with Nerys, her trusty steed

WE ALL scoot around, getting on with busy lives – but one Mid Argyll woman is about to take it to a new extreme.

Dinah Bosomworth will travel round the Hebrides using a scooter. And not a moped – a kick scooter with which many of us would be familiar as kids.

On April 20, the 52-year-old grandmother will set off from Oban pier on a 500-mile trek to raise funds for SAMH – the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

A mum of six with four grandkids, Dinah plans to scooter from Vatersay

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‘You know it will happen, yet never think it will’ - Argyll MP’s reaction after Westminster attack


ARGYLL and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara has spoken of his shock following the attack on the Houses of Parliament.

At 2.40pm on Wednesday March 22 a man drove a car along a pavement on Westminster Bridge, killing at least two pedestrians and injuring many more. The car then crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament.

The attacker, carrying a knife, ran to parliament where he was confronted by the police. An unarmed police officer, PC Keith Palmer, was stabbed and killed.

The attacker

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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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