Chris and David serve their time


Chris with (left) supervisor Davie Lang and mechanic Alister MacArthur

TWO apprentices from Argyll and Bute Council have become fully qualified HGV mechanics.
Chris Cupples from Lochgilphead and David Butler from Dunoon have been attending Glasgow Training Group since they started their employment with the council three years ago.

Read the full story in the May 27 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Jobs boost for Inveraray as doors open on new Co-op supermarket

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NEW JOBS will be created in Inveraray as a new supermarket opens its doors.

Read the full story in the April 1, 2016 edition of The Argyllshire Advertiser.

Friendly festival hits right notes


THE HILLS were alive last week with the sound of hundreds of talented musicians – making the 37th Mid Argyll Music Festival a ‘great success’.

Read the full story in the March 25, 2016 edition of The Argyllshire Advertiser.

No new volunteers means the end of Mòd Dalriada


The committee of Mòd Dalriada has decided it can no longer run the event.

Read the full story in the February 12, 2016 edition of The Argyllshire Advertiser.

Building your own home


This week free inside The Argyllshire Advertiser, find your comprehensive guide to self build, from finding land to furnishing.

Defying wind and rain to remember sacrifice


AUTUMNAL wind and rain lashed Remembrance services last Sunday.

Read the full story in the November 13, 2015 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser by clicking here.

Murray mania hits Mid Argyll


YOUTHS took to an Ardrishaig tennis court for a game as Scots ace Andy Murray played a quarter final match against Vasek Pospisil at Wimbledon.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, July 10 2015, also available online.

Police enforce new drink-drive law

lochgilphead road checks

Police were out in Lochgilphead last Friday morning to enforce the new drink-drive limit and carry out vehicle safety checks.

PC Cameron Brownlee and PC Fiona Kirk, road traffic officers based in Mid Argyll, were stopping drivers at the Corran roundabout to enforce the new law, whilst reminding motorists to make sure their cars are fit for the road.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 19 2014, also available online at

In the swim


SWIMMERS and runners from MacLeod Construction have raised £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The brave 12 – including Gordon Ram who initiated the swim – jumped into the sea at Ardrishaig and swam over to the Kilmory ‘bus stop’.

Gordon completed a longer six-kilometre swim a week earlier, and dedicated his swim to friends that he has lost from cancer.

After the swim Murdo and Jane MacLeod took the hardy souls for fish and chips in his fast boat to celebrate their

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Clock Lodge plan to go to public hearing

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Lochgilphead business owners will have the opportunity to plead their case and prevent the planned Harbro development at the Clock Lodge from going ahead when a public hearing is held later this year.

At a meeting of Argyll and Bute Council’s planning committee,  councillors agreed to defer a decision on the development until it had heard directly from the business people who fear the development will take business away from an already struggling Lochgilphead town centre.

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