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Timber shipping moves after pier collapse

A ship is loaded at the floating facility at Ardcastle Forest. Photo: JST Services

A ship is loaded at the floating facility at Ardcastle Forest. Photo: JST Services

THE FUTURE of Ardrishaig Pier is under review as timber hauliers shift operations to Ardcastle.

Pier owners Scottish Canals are considering the future of harbour facilities in Ardrishaig after a section of masonry collapsed into Loch Fyne last month.

The facility was closed for safety reasons and to allow inspections – while thousands of tonnes of timber that would have been transported from Ardrishaig are now being exported from a floating pier at Ardcastle, eight miles up Loch Fyne and operated

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Farm show rides in with spectacular attraction


STYLE from a bygone era will arrive at this year’s Mid Argyll Show.

A carriage driving enthusiast originally from Lochgilphead will return to Argyll to offer people the chance to travel to the show in horse-drawn carriages.

Four horse-drawn vehicles will carry passengers – two charabancs and two wagonette/brakes – from Kilmartin, via Bridgend and MACpool, to the Mid Argyll showground for August’s annual rural showcase.

Mid Argyll Show president Tim Lister said: ‘This

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Tides cause Loch Fyne ferry cancellations


EARLY sailings on the Tarbert-Portavadie ferry service have been disrupted due to a predicted unusually low tide.

Ferry operator CalMac posted on its website that the 8am and 9am sailings from Tarbert as well as the 8.30am and 9.45am services from Portavadie have been cancelled for Tuesday June 27.

Exceptional tidal conditions on Loch Fyne also caused the cancellation of the 8am from Tarbert and 8.30am leaving Portavadie on Monday June 26.

Barbershop chorus entertains at fifties-themed bash

IT WAS like stepping back in time in Ardrishaig .

Ardfenaig Care Home held a fabulous 1950s summer fayre on Sunday June 18, with a variety of stalls and entertainment for all.

Singers Shannon Blackie, Holly Renton and Lena Carter entertained with classic songs from the post-war decade, and the Fynesiders barbershop chorus harmonised their way through crowd-pleasing numbers which delighted residents and visitors alike.

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Body found in search for Lochgilphead woman


POLICE Scotland has confirmed that the body of a missing Lochgilphead woman has been found near Oban.

Janet Butterworth, aged 37, had been missing from her home in Duntrune Place, Lochgilphead, since Wednesday June 14.

Miss Butterworth’s body was recovered from the Sound of Kerrera, near Gallanach Rd, Oban, around 10.50am on Saturday June 17.

Police confirmed that a post mortem will take place to establish the exact cause of her death, but at this time there would appear to be no suspicious

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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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