Police seek witnesses after pedestrian dies on trunk road


A MAN has died after being struck by a vehicle near Inveraray in the early hours.

At around 1.30am on Sunday May 28, the man, aged 29, was struck by a Vauxhall Movano van travelling west on the A83 trunk road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 34- year-old driver of the van was not injured.

The A83 was closed between Tarbet and Inveraray until around 2pm the same day while police investigations were carried out.

Inspector Darren Faulds is appealing for witnesses to the crash. He would

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Sizzling start for Scottish Series

Photo: Marc Turner / CCC

Photo: Marc Turner / CCC

THE heat was on as the 43rd Scottish Series got underway in Tarbert.

Sponsored by Silvers Marine for the third year, the famous regatta on the waters of Loch Fyne started got going in searing temperatures on Friday May 26.

The mercury may have hit 30 degrees in Tarbert, but competition on the water was even hotter.

There was plenty of action in the Silvers Fleet and the Crewsaver Fleet. These results are almost certainly subject to protest as it was very competitive in most classes, no more so than

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Investigation underway after two killed in Kintyre plane crash


AN INVESTIGATION is underway after two men died in a light aircraft crash in the Kilbrannan Sound, two miles off Skipness in Argyll.

The alarm was raised after the plane failed to arrive at its Carlisle destination on the afternoon of Thursday May 25 after taking off from Oban airport at 11.30am.

The plane was reported missing at 3.45pm and an extensive search of the water launched involving Police Scotland, HM Coastuard search and rescue helicopter from Prestwick along with Tarbert and Campbeltown

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Plenty of posies and warm welcome for Argyll’s royal visitor

ON A rearranged trip to the region, The Princess Royal was given a warm welcome in Argyll.

After a planned visit was called off last year due to ill health, the Princess enjoyed a tour on Wednesday May 23 of the Riverside complex, visiting Riverside Rascals Nursery, Mid Argyll Community Pool and the Citizens Advice offices.

Speaking as patron of Citizens Advice Scotland, Her Royal Highness praised the efforts of staff and volunteers in a ‘tricky’

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And they’re off…

Runners set off from Inveraray Jail for the annual Jail Break hill race on Sunday May 14. The course took runners to the top of Dun Na Cuaiche and back to the finish line at Inveraray Castle.

Read all about the 2017 Inveraray Jail Break in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Food, glorious food – and magnificent music

OYSTERS, cupcakes, beer, venison burgers and smoked halibut.

Not a bad start, but there was plenty more than these local delicacies to enjoy at Argyll’s festival of food, music and great craic – set in stunning surroundings.

Read all about the 2017 Loch Fyne Food Fair in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Police probe bonfire as spark for forest blaze

An Argyll village had a close shave as a major fire raged in the hills nearby – and police believe it may have started with a garden bonfire.

The fire broke out above the Loch Fyne-side village of Furnace on Saturday May 6 on the slopes of Dun Leacainn, which dominates the local landscape.

By 3.30pm it was spreading west and north through more than 60 acres of forested land towards the A83 trunk road, which was closed by the police for a

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A graceful visitor in majestic Loch Fyne

Majestic Fred Olsen cruise ship ‘Boudicca’ made a welcome return to Loch Fyne, Argyll on the morning of May 9, 2017.

After a quick turnaround at Inveraray, it was back down the 40-mile-long sea loch to Tarbert, where the ship lay at anchor and passengers disembarked.

Here she is filmed from the Dalchenna shore just after 7.30am, cruising in calm conditions between St Catherines on one side and the Argyll Caravan Park on the other.


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No Tarbert Flower Show as interest wilts


NO TARBERT Flower Show will be held this year after just two members of the public turned up to a crunch meeting on the show’s future.

The meeting was called in a last-ditch effort to raise volunteers and committee members – both of which are desperately needed to keep the show alive.

The existing Tarbert Flower and Vegetable Show committee members felt that they could no longer continue, mainly due to a combination advancing years and ill health.

At the public meeting on April 20, while

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Political winds turn air a shade of blue in Argyll and Bute


THE SUN shone on Argyll and Bute for the council election on Thursday May 4 – but it was the Scottish Conservatives and SNP with a rosy glow after the votes were tallied the following day.

Along with the LibDems, each increased their numbers around the council chamber.

After a hard day of counting at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, the final overall make-up of Argyll and Bute Council is now (with numbers in previous council in brackets) SNP: 11 (8), Independents: 10 (18), Scottish Conservatives

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