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.

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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Give ticks a flea in their ear

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VETS had the dog and cat owners scratching their heads at a talk on parasites.

Nothing to do with the quality of presentation led by Lochgilphead vet Justine Armstrong of Dalriada Veterinary Practice – but all to do with the subject matter of fleas.

Plenty of tips were offered on how to deal with external parasite such as fleas and ticks, as well as internal nasties like tapeworm and roundworms.

Read the full story in the May 5, 2017 edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser.

Argyll town set for building boom

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MAJOR plans for 180 new houses in Inveraray, including 45 affordable homes, have been approved by Argyll and Bute Council – after eight years in the pipeline.

‘We are planning for growth,’ head of planning Angus Gilmour told the last meeting of this council’s Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee on Wednesday April 26: ‘We see Inveraray as a growth point, because of its central location and transport links.’

The report put before councillors stated the Local

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One of our medieval grave slabs is missing

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Something missing from this picture..?

IT COULD have been an ambitious April Fool prank, or perhaps even a dastardly and equally audacious crime.

On Sunday April 2, local people noticed that one of the fine medieval grave slabs at Kirkton Chapel on the Craignish peninsula was missing.

Social media was abuzz, with scores of people condemning this despicable act on the Craignish community Facebook page. One wag even suggested that the medieval knight who originally owned the stone might have come back to claim it.

Two days later, after

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Mid Argyll Dolphins in marathon swim

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ASPIRING young swimmers took to the water last Thursday to raise funds for local organisations.

The Mid Argyll Dolphins were pushed to the limit in a gruelling Swimathon challenge that saw both juniors and seniors swim in a series of timed endurance events. No fewer than 33 swimmers took part in the challenge which was organised to help raise funds for both the local MS Centre in Lochgilphead and MACPool itself.

MS Centre manager, Karen McCurry, said: ‘Congratulations to all the swimmers

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Plans revealed for lifeline Argyll road

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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.

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