Drainage improvements on A83 south of Port Ann


Motorists using the A83 south of Port Ann are to benefit from better road drainage as improvement works worth £14,500 get under way later this month.

Works will start on Monday February 27 for five days, with improvements carried out between 7am and 7pm each day with no weekend working planned.

The programme will involve work to install a drainage pipe and filter material to replace an existing drainage ditch over a 160m section of the road.

The road will remain open throughout the works

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Blair’s broadside as he leaves Argyll Inn


A LOCHGILPHEAD publican has hit out at his landlord’s ‘lack of vision’ as he winds down his business after six months in the Argyll Inn.

The landlord, Punch Taverns, says the company recognises the hotel’s potential and that an investment process is underway.

Read the full story in the January 13, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Lochgilphead mourns T in the Park teenager


A TEENAGER from Mid Argyll is reported to have been found dead at the T in the Park music festival on Friday. The youngster, named locally as Peter MacCallum, 17, was a pupil at Lochgilphead High School, going into his sixth year. A members of the Argyllshire male Gaelic choir, the boy was a regular medal winner at various music competitions throughout Argyll and at the Royal National Mod. Staff members at the Argyllshire Advertiser and The Oban Times extend their sincere

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Photograph by Kevin McGlynn.

Photograph by Kevin McGlynn.

In tomorrow’s Argyllshire Advertiser, a preview of Mamafest, Argyll is well represented at the Royal Highland Show and results from the Glasgow Celtic Society Cup- PLUS a 16-page special focus on Innovation, Architecture and Design.

ALERT: Warnings in place for Storm Frank


From the Met Office: Storm Frank has been officially named as the sixth storm of the season. A very deep area of low pressure is expected to track to the northwest of the UK through Tuesday and into Wednesday. A swathe of very strong winds are expected to develop on its forward side, and affect many northwestern areas.

A deep area of low pressure is expected to track close to the northwest of Ireland, then Scotland late Tuesday and through Wednesday. Gales and locally severe gales

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Alert- Met Office Issues Weather Warnings


December 4, 2015-The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Argyll and Bute over the next 48 hours. Currently there is a YELLOW warning of wind. Strong winds will hit northwest Scotland throughout the afternoon. This warning has been updated to separate Friday’s warnings from Saturday’s, for which a separate wind warning, including reference to possible medium impacts, will be issued. Please be aware of difficult driving conditions, and the

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Updates on Storm Abigail


The Met Office has issued updates on weather warnings. Stay safe out there folks!

-YELLOW weather WARNING for WIND valid from 1800 Thursday until 2300 Friday (previously 1400) all areas of Argyll

-YELLOW weather ALERT for RAIN valid from 1500 Saturday until 0300 Monday – mainly southwestern area of Argyll and Bute Council.

-SEPA YELLOW flood ALERT for coastal flooding Thursday through to Sunday.

Send in your Storm Abigail pics

Storm Abigail made her entrance across Mid Argyll on Thursday mid afternoon, with Ardrishaig harbour feeling the force of waves whipped up by 50mph winds on Loch Fyne. If you have some pics featuring the after-effects of the storm, send them to us here at the Argyllshire Advertiser  at editor@argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk. Stay safe out there.

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