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Kilberry road scary spring festival

scarecrow at OrmsaryThe Ormsary Easter Fayre and Kilberry Road Scarecrow Festival got underway in glorious sunshine.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 25 2014,for the full story and pictures. Also available from the same date on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Outrage as Whitehouse wind farm decision overturned

freasdail wind farmThe Scottish Government’s decision to grant planning permission for a controversial wind farm –originally rejected by Argyll and Bute Council –has left people questioning the democratic process.

Government ministers gave the go-ahead to the proposed Freasdail Wind Farm,near Whitehouse,despite it being rejected by councillors and vehemently opposed by the local community.

To read more about the decision and reaction,see the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 18 2014,also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Ruby swims five miles for first aid in Gambia

ruby bosomworthOrmsary teenager Ruby Bosomworth has raised enough money to provide first aid supplies to 800 children for a year by completing a gruelling five-mile swim for charity.

Find out how much her challenge tested her and raised for First Aid 4 Gambia in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 18 2014. Also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Council leader hits back at 'lack of ambition' criticism

Councillor-Dick-Walsh-Leader-Argyll-and-Bute-CouncilExpanding Kilmartin Museum and unlocking the potential of the Crinan Canal are amongst a raft of measures designed to lift the Lochgilphead economy,Argyll and Bute Council has revealed.

Council leader Dick Walsh unveiled his plans to improve Mid Argyll after coming under fire from fellow councillor John Semple,who described the economic development plan as ‘lacking ambition’.Argyll and Bute logo

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 18 2014,also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital



Morna brings flower power to Ardrishaig

morna shaw flowers ardrishaigA WOMAN has swapped banking for floral arrangements and opened her own flower shop in Ardrishaig.

Morna Shaw,who was a bank cashier for 31 years,has dreamed of owning her own flower shop for years and fulfilled her ambition when she opened Flowers by Morna.

Read more about Morna’s story in the Argyllshire Advertiser,April 18 2014. Also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital




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