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Where will Mid Argyll be in 2020?

Jane macLeodJane MacLeod is a Mid Argyll solicitor, company secretary to Lochgilphead-based construction company M&K MacLeod and is married to company joint-founder Murdo MacLeod.

She is also interested in young enterprise and welfare issues.

The Advertiser spoke to her about her vision of Mid Argyll in 2020 and what the area needs to thrive. Read the full interview in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, also online from the same date.



Golf course bans sledging following damage

Lochgilphead golf courseSledging fun that caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a green on Lochgilphead Golf Course has led to the club’s board issuing a reminder that the course is  private ground.

One member of the club was so outraged and saddened by a ‘lack of respect’ from members of the public, who spent the day sledging and dropping litter on
the fairway, that he resigned.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, also available online from the same date.



Crunch time for bowling team

argyll bowling associationThe Argyll and Bute Bowling Association gents team is facing a bleak future unless bowlers from across the county can commit themselves to the squad and the matches, organisers have said.

The association has had a gents county bowling team since the mid 1960s, but as player numbers decline, the club is looking for more stability.

See the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, also online from the same date.



Half way to life-saving treatment

Kirsteen MacNeill and Brian MacNeillA daughter has raised £4,060 in a £10,000 campaign to fund her father’s trip to China to receive life-saving treatment.

Kirsten MacNeill, 20, and her father Brian, 44, from Tarbert, have been diagnosed with hereditary spinocerebellar ataxia, a muscle wasting condition of the brain that affects speech, balance, vision and mobility.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, or online from the same date.



Lifelike child posters slowing down traffic

road safety Mid ArgyllChildren in Argyll are helping to slow traffic down at their schools.

A life-like figure of a young child wearing a reflective vest and holding a sign asking drivers to slow down as they pass a school  is proving to be effective.

Find out more about the initiative in the Argyllshire Advertiser, January 30 2015, also available online from the same date.




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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