Plans revealed for lifeline Argyll road

Humza Yousaf with chamber of commerce members Murdo MacLeod (left), Jane MacLeod and Alison Hay (chair)

Humza Yousaf with chamber of commerce members Murdo MacLeod (left), Jane MacLeod and Alison Hay (chair)

WORK ON upgrading the A83 trunk road is far from finished, a Scottish Government minister was reminded this week.

On a trip to Lochgilphead on Wednesday at the invitation of Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce, transport minister Humza Yousaf outlined the latest developments, taking questions from the audience.

His visit follows the latest meeting of the A83 taskforce – a group comprising business managers, councillors, civil servants, engineers and others – in Arrochar last week.

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Meet Argyll and Bute’s new youth engagement officer

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POLICE Scotland is appointing youth engagement officers around Argyll and Bute as part of nationwide plan to strengthen relationships between communities, young people and local police.

Read the full story in the March 10, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

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Look for Part 2 of our 2017 Bride Guide in this week’s Argyllshire Advertiser, packed with ideas and services for the perfect wedding in the lead up to the Highland Wedding Show, to be held at Corran Halls in Oban on April 2! This week we look at 2017 wedding trends to watch and have a Q & A with the Church of Scotland.

Christmas fun at Lochgilphead cadet training camp

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IT WAS a busy weekend for cadets attending the D (Argyll) company Christmas training camp.

Read the full story in the January 6, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

No milk today: farewell to the doorstep pinta

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MILK on the doorstep became a thing of the past last week as a Mid Argyll business stopped the traditional daily delivery.

Read the full story in the October 7, 2016 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Vomiting bug closes Lochgilphead ward

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A WARD at Mid Argyll Community Hospital in Lochgilphead has closed to new admissions after several cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.

A decision was made to close the Glenaray acute in-patient ward to new admissions today, after four patients were affected by symptoms, and two patients tested positive for norovirus.

The virus, which causes diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, spreads in the air where someone has had diarrhoea or vomited and is extremely infectious. I<span

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Ailsa’s 10,000 foot jump for pal

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ARTHRITIS comes in many forms, and can strike anyone, any time – something that one young Mid Argyll woman knows only too well.

But the impact of the condition can be eased when good pals are around to help. And one good pal is about to jump out of a plane to fight arthritis. Support Ailsa Hatton’s fundraiser for Arthritis Care at www.doitforcharity.com/ailsah

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

Two major titles out of four for Inveraray

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THE TOP pipe band in Argyll warmed up nicely for next week’s world championships, adding the Scottish crown to the British title won in Paisley back in May.

More than 25,000 spectators came along to Levengrove Park, Dumbarton to see Inveraray and District Pipe Band win the Scottish Championships.

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

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