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Rest and be charitable


Enjoy a roll and a cuppa, and support charity

JOHN Mather’s food van at the top of the Rest is renowned for the quality of its grub.

Now you have the chance to support a very worthwhile charity while you munch one of his famous filled rolls.

This Saturday, May 21, there will be a charity tea and coffee day, when every penny spent on the hot drinks – purchased with a filled roll – will be donated to a well known breast cancer charity.

Mid Argyll's young sporting winners


SPORT is alive and well in Mid Argyll, if the performances of our youth rugby and football teams is anything to go by.

Mid Argyll Rugby Club P6/7 triumphed at a Taynuilt tournament, winning all their games. Over in Ayrshire, the Lochgilphead Red Star 05 shone in a football festival featuring teams from all over the UK and Ireland.

The young rugby team heads for Lochaber on Saturday May 21 for another tournament, while next on the agenda for the Red Star starlets is the Scotland Cup in

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Free books for all


THE OLD Tarbert Library has now been emptied.

Argyll and Bute Council has said that unwanted books will be free to anyone who wants them.

Read the full story in the May 20 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

One year on, locals want Crinan Canal bridge back


PROTESTS are growing, a year on from the closure of Dunardry Bridge over the Crinan Canal.

The 116-year-old bridge, with its rarely-seen retractable cantilever design, was closed by Scottish Canals to all users in June 2015 as its condition deteriorated.

Scottish Canals claims it does not have the money to repair the bridge. But this is simply not good enough, say locals.

Full story in the May 20 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Fyne food, crafts and music in the sun


Kirsty Clark and Mhorren McMillan enjoy the music

THE SUN shone and the music flowed at the head of Loch Fyne last weekend as 4,000 people enjoyed the 26th Loch Fyne Food Fair.

Visitors flocked in their thousands for the two-day event, held over Saturday and Sunday under blue skies at Clachan. The food and drink were wonderful, the music sublime and the community and craft stalls ensured there was something for everyone.

Event founder and organiser, Virginia Sumsion, commented: ‘The whole weekend went very well – and we got the weather

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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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