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Impressive Kilmory win battle of Argyll clubs

Alister MacArthur gets another shot away on the Glenorchy goal.

Alister MacArthur gets another shot away on the Glenorchy goal.

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IN SOME style Kilmory progressed to the first round of shinty’s premier competition, the Camanachd Cup, overcoming another Argyll side, Glenorchy, in a preliminary round tie at MacRae Park on Saturday April 8.

Alister MacArthur gave Kilmory an early lead on 11 minutes, signalling the start of a busy afternoon for the Kilmory forwards. Alex Cunningham made it 2-0 on 35 minutes to edge the Lochgilphead side further in front.

When Hal Jones scored a vital third goal on the

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Meet Mid Argyll's council candidates

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WHETHER it is bin collections, schools, public transport, roads, grass cutting or whatever, we all have our thoughts on what we see Argyll and Bute Council getting up to and how money is spent.

In just three weeks there will be a chance to elect your councillors – and the Argyllshire Advertiser is offering you the perfect opportunity to meet the candidates and question them about their views on the issues that concern you most about our local authority.

A hustings will be held at Ardrishaig

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Need for love spells danger for badgers

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A WILDLIFE charity has blamed the mild winter and the need to find a mate for a higher than normal number of badger deaths on Argyll roads over recent weeks.

Andy Riches, a trustee of Scottish Badgers, an independent conservation charity, said: ‘The situation with road casualties is very unfortunate.

Thousands of badgers are killed on roads each year. Scottish Badgers keeps records of every road death we are notified of and this information helps with various aspects of our work as well

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Bank Holiday closure for Loch Lomond road

Photo: David Stone

Photo: David Stone

A MAJOR road serving Argyll is to be closed for a period over the Easter Bank Holiday as a stricken lorry is recovered.

The articulated HGV got into difficulties after going on to the roadside verge on the A82 trunk road at Stuckgowan, south of Tarbet, in the early hours on Friday April 14.

Trunk road management company BEAR Scotland later announced that both lanes of the road will need to be closed to allow recovery of the vehicle, planned for the early morning of Saturday April 15.

Until then

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Argyll groups compete for Gaelic funding

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Promoting Gaelic in Argyll

RESIDENTS of Argyll and Bute are invited to vote for their favourite projects promoting Gaelic.

Argyll and Bute Council secured £15,000 of Scottish Government funding to let communities decide how to ‘strengthen and grow Gaelic’ in the area.

Community groups and constituted not-for profit organisations have put forward ideas for how the money could be spent and members of the public are now invited to vote for which ideas they would like to be funded. There are 14 projects competing for funding

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Polls

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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