Winning start for pipe band champions

THE 2016 Grade One champion of champions pipe band, Inveraray and District, made a winning start to the new season with victory at Gourock Games on May 14, 2017.

They were pushed all the way, though, by Scottish Power.

Full story in the May 19, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

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.

Young Scots leave Ireland with full marks


The best of young Scottish shinty talent, including a duo of Inveraray players, completed a successful Marine Harvest shinty/hurling tour of Ireland, beating Kilkenny under-17 and Dublin under-17.

Read the full story in the August 5, 2016 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Big time wrestling heading for Tarbert


‘Iron Man’ Joe Coffey. Pic: @mrdavidjwilson

AN ACTION-packed evening is guaranteed when big time wrestling comes to Tarbert.

Tickets are selling fast, and organisers have scored a major coup as ‘Iron Man’ Joe Coffey adds his name to the ‘Road to Battlezone’ card at Tarbert Village Hall in October.

Organiser Lesley Norris said: ‘If you watch or have ever watched wrestling, whether you are nine or 90, you won’t want to miss this.’

Read the full story in the July 8, 2016 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

First day’s action from the Scottish Series

Miss Behavin : A Lennox, G Simpson, HSC, Sigma 33. Photo: Marc Turner/CCC

THE 42nd Silvers Marine Scottish Series got underway, with Tarbert as its base, on Friday May 27, with over 110 boats taking to Loch Fyne to battle it out over four days of fierce competition. At the end of day one, it was Jamie McGarry and Colin Moore in Eala of Rhu who topped the IRC Class 1 table.

IRC Class 1 is one of the most competitive classes in the regatta and the class didn’t disappoint with some very tight racing across the day.  But it was a great start for Silvers Marine Scottish

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Family support drives Inveraray’s running mum


Photo courtesy of Scottish Athletics

AN INVERARAY woman has made a stunning return to athletics after years away from the sport.

Mum-of-two Lesley Pirie achieved a lifetime ambition last month, completing the London Marathon – but not content with simply getting round the course, Lesley crossed the line as the second placed female Scots runner overall.

Lesley puts her improvement down to a new-found focus, combined with a support network of family and friends.

The hard graft is paying off, and last weekend Lesley pulled on a Scotland

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Mid Argyll Sports Club open day competition success

mid argyll sports day 2014

After five hours of competition from 120 athletes, Mid Argyll Athletics Club lifted four titles out of a possible 12 in the club’s annual open sports day.

At Lochgilphead Joint Campus in perfect weather, it was Kintyre athletes who were most successful, winning six out of the 12 age categories, with the Oban area taking two.

For more photos and a run-down of prizewinners see the Argyllshire Advertiser, June 20 2014. Also on line at

Argyll Select victorious again

argyll select 2014

Argyll’s amateur footballers were victorious again as they went toe-to-toe with a select from the Scottish Amateur Football League.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, June 13 2014, also on line at

Red Star take on league runners up

Lochgilphead Red Star 2013

Red Star welcomed league runners up Goldenhill to Ropework Park for the final match of the season and despite getting off to a shocking start it was the Lochgilphead side that ran out 4-3 winners.

The Lochgilphead men are delighted with their position in their first season in Premier Division 2.

Find out more about the match and the team in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 30 2014. Also on line at

Tarbert AFC’s unbeaten record continues

tarbert afc vs rosehill star

Tarbert AFC welcomed Rosehill to Cil Andreis on Saturday looking to continue their impressive league run which has seen them go unbeaten since the start of the year.

And despite two players leaving the pitch with nasty injuries the home side managed to secure another victory.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, May 23 2014 – also at

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